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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 […]

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Holiday Giving Reaches New Depths

Sustainable giving has never been so simple. That’s why this year it’s time to take things to the next level…to sea level, that is. Make a splash this holiday season and give ocean-friendly gifts that make a difference by supporting the conservation of marine life, reducing carbon emissions and plastic use, and encouraging sustainable seafood […]

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Rescued Beluga Calf Update

Update from Alaska: The male beluga calf rescued Sept. 30 near Trading Bay in Western Cook Inlet is still receiving 24/7 care at the Alaska SeaLife Center. He is fighting to get better – it’s still a long road to recovery– but he is in the expert hands of veterinarians and marine mammal specialists from accredited […]

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Endangered Beluga Rescue: North American Aquariums Step Up to Help

Members of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal care team are on deck — along with experts from accredited aquariums across North America — for the intensive care of a rescued male beluga calf now in care at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Stranded alone and struggling to survive, the calf was rescued near Trading Bay in […]

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Tiny Male Otter Pup Patient in our Care

A tiny male sea otter pup — estimated to be just two to four weeks old — is now in 24-hour care at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, after concerned members of the public found it swimming alone in open water off northern Vancouver Island on Sunday. Although the pup appears healthy, he requires […]

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Our Hero Daisy

Small but mighty, harbour porpoise Daisy changed lives around her from the day of her rescue almost nine years ago. Just one month old when she stranded on August 26, 2008, Daisy taught our veterinary and animal care staff much about her elusive species and about the skills and techniques required for successful cetacean rescue. […]

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Vancouver Aquarium Launches Legal Challenge to Park Board Bylaw Amendment

The Vancouver Aquarium commenced legal proceedings in the B.C. Supreme Court yesterday to overturn a Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation bylaw amendment that bans cetaceans from the Vancouver Aquarium’s marine science centre in Stanley Park in the future. The Vancouver Aquarium’s application for judicial review names the Park Board and the City of Vancouver […]

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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 […]

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