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New Rescue Centre Hospital

The care provided to patients at Canada’s leading marine mammal rescue facility has gone up another notch, as the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by the Port of Vancouver, opens its new hospital building. “This is something we’ve worked on for a long time,” said Dr. Martin Haulena, head veterinarian at the Vancouver […]

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First Seal Releases Underway for 2015

On Friday September 25, 2015, 11 seals made their way back into the ocean after being given a second chance at life at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Each year the Rescue Centre rescues and releases over 100 seal pups and this year was no exception with 136 seals admitted from June through […]

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Rescue of the Week: Thin Lizzy from Island Wildlife

Thin Lizzy was found on a tiny spit just off of Thetis Island premature, underweight and exhausted. Concerned citizen Selina Olson called the Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre to report the sighting, and given the condition of the young pup it was determined that the animal needed to be brought in for care. Selina rowed […]

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Rescue of the Week:  Polaris from 2013

On September 9, 2013 a male seal named Polaris was rescued from the Barnet Marine Park in Burnaby, British Columbia and brought to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. Like the other 72 rescued seal pups last summer, he was given exceptional care and by the end of the summer when he had gained […]

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Rescue of the Week: Aluminum from Tsawwassen

On July 29, Lonne Clark was out for a morning standup paddleboard session when she noticed a baby seal all alone out near a buoy in the ocean. At first glance she was excited to spot some of Vancouver’s wildlife and continued on her way. Worried for the safety of the seal, she wandered a […]

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This Isn’t Your Average Wildlife Tour!

I spent a lot of time as a wildlife guide in the whale watching industry during the early parts of my career. I was an “expert” because I had some knowledge of whales and a microphone in my hand. But now, knowing there are genuine experts here at the Aquarium, I reached out to our […]

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