Dive show at the Vancouver Aquarium

From Diving Researcher to Sea Monster

I’m sitting on the edge of the rock platform. I signal to my co-worker below that I am ready by pointing my fins down into the water. I quickly give my mask one more tug to ensure it’s secure. I hear the crowd ...
Vancouver Aquarium Harbour Porpoise Lecture

Research with a Porpoise

You’ve likely seen Jack and Daisy, harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), and thought, “Hey, they’re cute,” but what you may not know is that they’re not just cute faces; they’re main players in an important re...
Ocean Research

iButton Toiling Away at Ocean Bottom

You’ve heard of the iPhone and the iPod, but what about the iButton? It’s a data recorder that looks like a watch battery, and there’s one collecting temperature data on the seafloor of Howe Sound right at t...
Killer Whale death

Death of a Killer Whale

Wildlife watchers on the B.C. coast were saddened when news came that J-32, also known as “Rhapsody,” a female member of the southern resident killer whale population, was found dead offshore from Vancouver Isl...

Living on an Island

Life on an island is something that most of us dream about. The beautiful beaches, relaxed lifestyle, and tight-knit community may be a welcome change from the fast-paced city life that many of us are used to. ...