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Tools New and Old for an Ocean Wise Life

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) nine in 10 of the world’s fisheries are overfished or at capacity. And combined with climate change, overfishing is putting enormous, unabating pressure on global fish stocks. It’s in response to this worsening crisis that initiatives like the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program were established. The […]

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Celebrate our Coasts and Canada's 150th at Night at the Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre will be hosting a birthday bash like no other as it celebrates the nation’s 150th year at its annual signature gala, Night at the Aquarium, on Thursday, June 15. Foodies, wine lovers, and ocean ambassadors alike will celebrate Canada and its incredible coastlines at this award-winning gala fundraiser that supports […]

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Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) to Vancouver Aquarium

The stomach of a sperm whale. The nostril of a green sea turtle. The bloodstream of a Pacific salmon. The gut of zooplankton. Plastics are being ingested by ocean wildlife across the aquatic food chain, from bottom feeders to apex predators. In response, and as part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine […]

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An Inspiring Placement With Ocean Wise

When Torontonian Jaime Kearnan was eight years old, she experienced the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre for the first time during a family trip to the West Coast. During this visit she used a disposable camera to snap a shot of a dolphin jumping out of the water during a session with marine mammal trainers. […]

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Scouts Talking Trash: Shoreline Cleanup Testimonials

It’s the norm for Scout groups to host annual Shoreline Cleanup days in their communities — in fact you could say that Scouting and the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup go hand in hand. The Rover Crew, a Scout group aged between 18 and 26, focuses on developing youth, and on regularly doing community service. Scouts in […]

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Ocean Wise Month: Ocean-Friendly Meets User-Friendly

It’s Ocean Wise® Month and to kick it off Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program has launched a sleek new website. The site not only has a fresh, user-friendly look but is designed to facilitate navigation and make Ocean Wise information more accessible, including mobile compatability so seafood lovers can read up on the go. Whether […]

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Food + Wine + Conservation

The conversation will be anything but dry at the 10th anniversary of the city’s most fascinating food and wine tasting on Oct. 14. At Toast to the Coast, presented by CIBC, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s annual fundraising gala, you’re encouraged to explore the immersive galleries while getting to know some of the province’s top […]

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World Oceans Day: Are We Doing Enough for Our Oceans?

As we celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8, Canadians across the country say we’re not doing enough to care for our oceans, and they’re prepared to take action. A new poll*, conducted by Insights West on behalf of the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, finds that 90 per cent of Canadians think about our […]

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