Vancouver Aquarium

Rescued False Killer Whale Calf Reaches Milestone

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A critically ill false killer whale calf rescued off a beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island has overcome one of its most life-threa...

Whale Rarely Seen In B.C. Washes Ashore In Distress

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Staff at Vancouver Aquarium are working around the clock to try and save a rare cetacean known as a "false killer whale" that was found st...

Baby Beluga In The Deep Arctic Sea!

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - As debate swirls around keeping whales in captivity, the Vancouver Aquarium is taking its beluga research back to the wild with a study to...

Orphaned Orca Spotted In B.C. With Calf

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An orphaned killer whale who made headlines around the world when she was reunited with her pod off the coast of British Columbia has re-a...

Jane Goodall's Plea To Vancouver Aquarium

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

World famous animal researcher Jane Goodall has jumped into the debate surrounding the dolphins and whales in captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium. ...

Why Are West Coast Starfish DISSOLVING In The Water?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Scientists are making some headway in figuring out what is killing millions of sea stars in the waters off the Pacific coast, from British...

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.

Vancouver Seals Left Blind After Transfer To Marineland

The Georgia Straight | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium sent five harbour seals to a facility in Ontario long condemned by animal-welfare advocates, the Straight has learned. One o...

Vancouver Mayor vs. Aquarium

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Aquarium is defending itself after the city's mayor expressed his personal beliefs against keeping whales and dolphins in ca...

Should Vancouver Aquarium Keep Whales, Dolphins?

CBC | Posted 06.07.2014 | Canada British Columbia

More than 11,000 people have joined an online petition to get the issue of whales and dolphins in captivity on Vancouver's municipal election ba...

Sea Lion Rescued From Slow Death

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Canada British Columbia

After two days on Vancouver Island earlier this week, the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre team successfully saved a sea lion that was t...

LOOK: Vancouver's 1st Fully Ocean Wise Sushi Spot

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Good news, seafood fans: Vancouver officially has its first 100 per cent Ocean Wise sushi restaurant. The Fairmont Pacific Rim's RawBar takes the c...

A Lifeline For Sea Otter Found Starving And Injured

CBC | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium will spend hundreds of volunteer hours and thousands of dollars to save a sea otter found in critical condition. The eight-y...

World's Most Ocean-Friendly Sushi Restaurant

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium is hailing what may be the world's most ocean-friendly sushi restaurant, located in Toronto. Just Sushi is the world's first...

No More Wild Life For Walter

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A rescued sea otter who was blinded by a shotgun blast will remain at the Vancouver Aquarium because he's unable to care for himself in th...

Aw, He's Getting Better!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A sea otter rescued by the Vancouver Aquarium after being shot in the head and body has now improved to stable condition.Veterinarian Dr. ...

Whales Don't Rely On Vision To Hunt?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - In the killer whale world, a noisy seal makes a fine meal, says new research into the hunting practices of transient orcas off the Pacific...

WATCH: Seals With Freakin' GPS

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Aquarium has released seven rescued seal pups back into the ocean, with plans to track them in the wild.Five of the pups hav...

Yoga With Whales 'An Oxymoron'

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium's "Yoga With Belugas" program was the target of a demonstration Thursday, as yoga practitioners and animal rights activists pro...

WATCH: Sea Lions Saved From Choking

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver Aquarium veterinarian saved two sea lions from choking after the mammals' necks were caught up in fish-packing straps last Thursday. Dr...

LOOK: Yoga With Belugas!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

You can do yoga just about anywhere: in a studio, at home, even on a paddleboard. But with beluga whales? That's original even for a yoga-obsessed cit...

WATCH: Whale Music Fades In B.C.

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - There have been some puzzling changes in the behaviour of northern resident killer whales that live off the north-central coast of British...

LOOK: Adorable Sea Otter Shot

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An adult sea otter found with severe gunshot wounds to its head and body is fighting for its life after being rescued by the Vancouver Aqu...

LOOK: 10 Amazing Spots To Experience Canada's Wildlife

The Huffington Post Canada | Michele Sponagle | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Travel

Oh Canada! You’ve got animal magnetism from coast to coast with more than 194 species of mammals, 426 species of birds, 42 types of reptiles, 1,100...