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Rescued, Rehabilitated, Released: A Shark's Story

Last August, the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre received a call about  a distressed fish on the beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver. Luckily, the Vancouver Aquarium’s Veterinary and Fishes teams was only 350 metres away at Ocean Wise’s headquarters and headed down to the stranded animal quickly. They found a female shark entangled in […]

Posted on February 16, 2018 3 min read Continue reading
Milestone Day at Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

Fur Seal Released as Sea Lion Pup is Admitted for Treatment

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, had a milestone day Monday, as the team released a rehabilitated northern fur seal for the first time in its history, and then admitted another uncommon patient: a Steller sea lion pup. “It’s impossible to say at any given time what types of […]

Posted on June 7, 2017 4 min read Continue reading
New Discovery: Mystery Fish Eggs in Tunicate

When I first saw this tunicate tucked near a rock crevice, I was excited, as I knew this was an unusual find,” reported Jim Auzins, an avid recreational diver and underwater photographer. Jim was diving at Mackenzie Bight, in Saanich inlet just north of Victoria, British Columbia when he photographed an unusual-looking tunicate (a sessile, filter-feeding […]

Posted on May 18, 2017 3 min read Continue reading
Oregon Spotted Frogs - A Ribbiting Release

After an outstandingly cold and snowy winter, the Oregon spotted frogs – the most endangered species in Canada – were off to a slow start. However, under the care of senior aquarium biologist Darren Smy, the Vancouver Aquarium has had a successful frog breeding season for the eighth consecutive year. In early May, the Aquarium […]

Posted on May 5, 2017 4 min read Continue reading

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