Remembering Elfin

Since sharing an update on rescued sea otter Elfin’s health, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of kind words and fond memories shared by Vancouver Aquarium members, visitors, employees, and volunteers....

Along Came Elfin

From the moment he arrived as a young pup at Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre in October 2001, sea otter Elfin quickly found a way into the hearts of his new caregivers by “grooming” the staff’s jackets...

Rialto Right On Track

Since the arrival of rescued sea otter pup Rialto we’ve had multiple confessions of a not-so-secret obsession with watching our baby otter cam. If you’ve been watching Rialto grow over the last little while, yo...

You Otter Know

You may not have heard (if not, where’ve you been?), but the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is now home to rescued sea otter pup Rialto, and he arrived just in time for Sea Otter Awareness Week. Altho...

Sea Otter Dreams Come True

During my first visit to the Vancouver Aquarium in 1984, I fell in love. It was love at first sight … with the sea otters! With an Aquarium membership, I returned often, spending endless hours marvelling at the...
Vancouver Aquarium sea otter eats sea urchin

Sea Otters: A Natural History

When I saw my first sea otter, I thought to myself, “Wow! It’s so cute and furry.” Little did I know that such an adorable, curious creature could have such a significant impact to the marine environment. Se...