Electric Eels at the Vancouver Aquarium

All About Electric Eels

The most electrically charged freshwater animal is lighting things up at the Vancouver Aquarium – literally. Meet the electric eels (Electrophorus electricus) of the Vancouver Aquarium, located in both the Amaz...
Pig-nosed turtle, Vancouver Aquarium

Meet the Pig-Nosed Turtle

It’s a pig, it’s a turtle – it’s a pig-nosed turtle! Meet one of the newest aquatic animal additions to the Vancouver Aquarium. Located in the New Guinea exhibit in our recently expanded space, this strange-loo...
Slender Mudskipper, Vancouver Aquarium

The Oh-So-Sprightly Slender Mudskipper

Meet an animal that constantly moves between land and water, living life on the edge - literally. The slender mudskipper (Periophthalmus gracilis) is an amphibious animal that can be found in the new mangrove e...
Largescale foureyes, Vancouver Aquarium

The Power of Having Four Eyes

Swimming through the mangroves estuaries and lagoons of South America is a strange looking fish that can see both above and below the water at the same time. Luckily, you don’t have to travel all the way to Sou...