Weekly Ocean News

Ecosystems and Biodiversity Mankind leaves its mark on the ocean in many ways: shipping, fishing, pollution, drilling and other impacts. But how much of the world's oceans are still pristine? The answer: rough...

One Month, Major Impacts

It's the end of July: a time of year when people around the world celebrate the act of reducing single-use plastic items.  Taking the challenge is not only about becoming more aware of your  plastic consumption...
Seal rescue at Vancouver Aquarium

Harbour Seals Find New Home 

Two furry and flippered patients from the 2017 rescue season at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre were officially welcomed to their new home at the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Winnipeg this month. ...

Weekly Ocean News 

Ecosystems and Biodiversity The local food renaissance has made people more aware of where their food comes from, but new research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests it may be just as important to foll...

Sharks Sighted on New Stamps 

There are nearly 30 shark species native to Canadian waters or known to visit our shores. On July 12, 2018 Canada Post chose to highlight five of these elusive, fascinating and often frightening creatures on a ...

Weekly Ocean News

Biodiversity Cleaner shrimp are the dental hygienists of the reef. They pick parasites, food scraps and dead skin off passing predators, even climbing into their mouths without, somehow, getting eaten. It turn...