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“Mom, Can You Hear Me?"

Field notes from the beluga research tower in the Saguenay-St Lawrence Marine Park of Quebec.

With more than 100 drone flights, four weeks of nearly continuous beluga whale recordings, and belugas in Sainte-Marguerite Bay nearly every day, the second season on the research tower in Quebec’s Saguenay-St Lawrence Marine Park was productive beyond our wildest dreams. It is hard to believe that another season has come and gone! This year, […]

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Media Statement: Beluga Investigation Concluded

The Vancouver Aquarium has concluded its five-month investigation into the sudden passing of two beluga whales, Qila and Aurora, in November 2016. The comprehensive investigation involved dozens of veterinary pathologists, toxicologists, genome specialists, medical doctors, and field research scientists, among others. Results of the investigation concluded that the cause of death in both animals was […]

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Robin Ganzert: We need to protect Canada’s endangered whale populations

Op-ed letter written by Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane, ran in the Vancouver Province February 21, 2017.  Canadians can feel proud knowing that the Vancouver Aquarium, one of the country’s most popular and beloved attractions, is leading crucial new efforts to protect wild beluga whales at a time when these magnificent mammals are […]

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