Vancouver Aquarium Seals

Vancouver Aquarium Disputes Whistleblower's Seal Story

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium disagrees with a former animal trainer who says that seals transferred to an Ontario facility are in poor health. Philip De...

At Marineland, I Watched These Seals Suffer

Philip Demers | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Philip Demers

In 2005, the Vancouver Aquarium sent five harbour seals to Marineland Canada and they suffered in the poor conditions. I was one of the employees who received them. Maintaining balanced water chemistry was always a challenge for the maintenance employees, and dangerous spikes in chlorine and ozone off-gas levels were common. One particular incident claimed Pepper the harbour seal's life. Her suffering and subsequent death I recall vividly.

LOOK: Rescued Seal Pups Go Home

The Huffington Post B.C. | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 09.11.2012 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium rescue centre is celebrating the release of two rescued seal pups back into their natural habitat off the waters of Haida Gwaii...