Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Aquarium Whales, Dolphins Can Fool Around Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A controversial practice by the Vancouver Aquarium has a new lease on life after a motion to ban the captive breeding of whales, dolphins ...

Vancouver Aquarium Whales, Dolphins Just Can't Catch A Break

Jeff Matthews | Posted 11.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

The whales and dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium just can't seem to catch a break. Even the city's new bylaw that bans breeding and introduces new, independent public oversight of the Stanley Park attraction won't offer much relief for the captive cetaceans. Because, as it turns out, there never was a bylaw after all.

Vancouver Aquarium Breeding Ban To Be Lifted: NPA Commissioners

CBC | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver NPA park commissioners John Coupar and Sarah Kirby-Yung say they were elected Saturday in part on their party's promise to reverse the ...

Vancouver Aquarium's Political Gaming Is Legal, But Is It Ethical?

Jeff Matthews | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

It is an odd Vancouver tradition that each municipal election brings with it a debate over the fate of the whales and dolphins in Stanley Park. Recent history suggests this is because the Vancouver Aquarium is gaming the system.

WATCH: False Killer Whale Doesn't Need An Umbrella, Ella, Ella

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Raindrops keep falling on his head, and Chester the false killer whale loves it. A new video of the rare cetacean, who was rescued in critical cond...

LOOK: B.C. Killer Whales From A Whole New Angle

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

For the first time, drones have been used in killer whale research, giving scientists in B.C. a clearer picture of the mammals' health and development...

Yes, There Are Sharks In B.C. Waters

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Recent video footage and photographs show a rapid increase in the number of sixgill sharks sighted in B.C.'s Howe Sound. These sightings were unhea...

Vancouver Aquarium Challenges Whale, Dolphin Breeding Ban In Court

CP | Steven Chua, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Aquarium has launched a legal challenge over the city park board's attempt to prohibit the breeding of whales, dolphins and ...

Vancouver Aquarium's SeaWorld Connection

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Just what is Vancouver Aquarium's relationship to SeaWorld's beluga program? Funny you should ask. It turns out that Vancouver Aquarium owns nine belugas, but only two actually live here. Seven others either live or were born at SeaWorld, a self-described theme park and entertainment corporation.

Vancouver Politician Compares Animal Captivity To Human Slavery

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A Vancouver Park Board commissioner is being criticized on social media for comparing ...

Whales, Dolphins Can Stay At Vancouver Aquarium, But..

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - New restrictions adopted by Vancouver's park board mean only threatened species of whales and dolphins will soon be bred at the city's aqu...

Rescued False Killer Whale Calf Reaches Milestone

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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 09.09.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.11.2014 | 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...