The Sound of Culture — Killer Whale Style

“Sccchhhhrrrrssssshhhhh” The sound of rolling gravel came through the hydrophone speakers along with the rhythmic pounding of surf. Then, a staccato interruption: a high-pitched call from a killer whale. This...

Divers’ Weekend 2016

Our annual Divers’ Weekend is back Jan. 16 and 17 at the Vancouver Marine Science Centre. This year, our 17th annual celebration of underwater exploration comes with a special focus on Canada’s Arctic with semi...

Remembering Wally

From the moment Wally arrived at our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in October 2013 his story resonated with visitors, supporters and members of the public. Found on a Tofino beach suffering from gunshot wounds...

The Immortal Cloud Sponge? Maybe

Anybody who gets the chance to dive around cloud sponges, especially on Howe Sound’s unique shallow glass sponge reefs, will be charmed by the otherworldly beauty of these most primitive life forms. The reefs h...
Vancouver Aquarium Arctic Research

Understanding the Arctic from all Angles

What happens in the Arctic impacts all of us. The Arctic functions as the Earth’s air conditioner, it drives global currents, and it controls and impacts global climate and weather. The North makes up almost 70...

A Killer New View

It’s a perfect August morning in Johnstone Strait: sunny, not a breath of wind, perfect visibility; the ocean glistening dark green with the reflection of forested mountains. My colleagues John Durban and Holly...

Porpoise Program Wins Award

When Daisy, the rescued harbour porpoise arrived at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in 2008, nobody knew what the future held in store. With a poor prognosis and little knowledge of this elus...