The Importance of Salt Marshes

If you’re walking along the Fraser River estuary or down by Boundary Bay, and you catch a whiff of rotten eggs, you’re probably near a patch of salt marsh. Salt marshes don’t necessarily look impressive – an...

Sharing Knowledge With Marine Mammal Biologists

By Guest Blogger Cara Lachmuth From November 27 to December 2, the town of Tampa, Florida became host to a throng of marine mammal biologists attending the 19th Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine M...

Second Sea Turtle Rescued In One Week

For the second time in one week, the Vancouver Aquarium was called in to help rescue a stranded sea turtle. Both of the stranded animals were found washed up on the beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserv...

Place Something Wild Under the Tree

For the person on your list who has everything, consider a truly unique gift: a whale adoption! Funding research that benefits wild killer whales is a great way to love and help protect these magnificent creat...

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Last week saw an important discovery made in B.C. waters. On Tuesday 22, 2011 an olive ridley sea turtle was found washed up along Wickaninnish Beach in the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. This was the first...
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Central Coast Observations

The best perk of my job as the Vancouver’s Aquarium’s senior marine mammal research scientist is spending two or three months every year studying killer whales in remote areas along the BC and Alaska coastl...