Spotlight On: Volunteer Bob Ostle

Volunteers contribute more than 105,000 hours a year to marine conservation, education and research efforts at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. We are so grateful for all the dedicated people who d...
Annapolis ship dive reef

Happy Anniversary to the Annapolis!

One year ago, an old military ship got a new lease on life when it was sent to the ocean floor in Howe Sound. On April 4, 2015, the Artificial Reef Society of B.C. used a series of controlled detonations to ...

All Aboard the Annapolis

It’s been just a few months since Howe Sound acquired its newest artificial reef in the form of the HMCS Annapolis. Already, the decommissioned navy destroyer, which was sunk in April, has become home to a vari...

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...
Coastal Ocean Research Institute

The Sinking of the HMCS Annapolis

On April 4, 2015, the HMCS Annapolis was sunk in the waters of Howe Sound, off Gambier Island northwest of Vancouver. The former navy destroyer was decommissioned and now will have new life, acting as an artifi...
Rockfish larvae at Vancouver Aquarium

Welcoming New Rockfish Hatchlings

The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is proud to welcome newly hatched black rockfish larvae – a first here for the Aquarium. A few weeks ago a pregnant black rockfish was spotted in the Pacific Canada ...