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An Otter-ly Energetic Introduction: Katmai Meets Rialto, Mak, and Kunik

Following a successful introduction to Tanu earlier this spring, Vancouver Aquarium’s youngest rescued sea otters – Rialto, Mak, and Kunik – recently expanded their social circle when they met Katmai, an almost five-year-old female otter who joined the Aquarium family in 2013. “Katmai has always been interested in young sea otters and, while she is […]

Posted on June 13, 2017 2 min read Continue reading
You Otter Know

You may not have heard (if not, where’ve you been?), but the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is now home to rescued sea otter pup Rialto, and he arrived just in time for Sea Otter Awareness Week. Although we know it’s his fuzzy face that has earned him the title of “the world’s cutest baby […]

Posted on September 23, 2016 4 min read Continue reading
Aquadopt Don't Stop

Just in time for seal pup season, we have a new Rescue Edition of the Harbour Seal Aquadopt Kit. Each year, more than 100 seal pups are rescued and rehabilitated at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. The pups spend several months in the Rescue Centre team’s care getting healthy and strong enough to […]

Posted on June 29, 2016 2 min read Continue reading
And Thus, the Cetacean Research Program was Born

Summer after summer, tourists and locals alike flock to coastal B.C. for the chance to glimpse killer whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, humpback whales and other marine mammals in their natural environment. But our iconic wildlife weren’t always treated with such reverence. Back in the early days of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, little was […]

Posted on June 16, 2016 6 min read Continue reading
Video Updates from 2014 Annual Rockfish Survey

It’s not easy being a baby rockfish. Young rockfish need very specific conditions and a lot of luck to make it through their first year. For some species, there were only a few years in the last century when young rockfish survived in any great number. To help identify trends in rockfish populations, the Howe […]

Posted on November 26, 2014 2 min read Continue reading
Video Shows Early Clinical Signs of Diseased Sea Stars

During the last few weeks, some sea stars living at the Vancouver Aquarium began exhibiting early clinical signs of the same mysterious sea star wasting outbreak observed in the past couple of months in our local waters, as reported by the Aquarium’s Howe Sound research team. The diseased sea stars at the Aquarium were quarantined […]

Posted on November 8, 2013 2 min read Continue reading
Startling Video Brings New Meaning to Shoreline Litter

What would happen if our waterways overwhelmingly became garbage dumps, and once-pristine waters slowly transformed into something else altogether? A startling new video released today by the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, shows a scenario that we would all like to avoid ‒ and can, if we all take part in […]

Posted on September 3, 2013 1 min read Continue reading

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