Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Mayor vs. Aquarium

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2014 | 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 04.07.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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...

LOOK: Adorable Seal Pups Released

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has been rescuing and releasing marine animals since the 1960s, resulting in thousands of rehabil...

Mass Starfish Deaths Alarm Researchers

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Last month, a diver alerted Vancouver Aquarium staff that he had found a number of dead and decaying sunflower sea stars in the cold Pacif...

Rescued Porpoise Released Back To Wild

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada British Columbia

SAANICH INLET, B.C. - It was a bittersweet moment for Taryn Roberts as she slipped into the waters of British Columbia's Saanich Inlet early Tuesday a...

PHOTOS: Killer Whale Rescued

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Lance Barrett-Lennard is a researcher by trade, so he makes a habit of seeing the world though the rational lens of scientific objectivity...

Puncturing Vancouver's Moby Doll Myth

Annelise Sorg | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Annelise Sorg

Moby Doll was the first-ever orca whale to be kept in captivity, courtesy of the Vancouver Aquarium. A whaler was hired to kill an orca for use as a model to build a fiberglass replica for a new public display. The orca was harpooned but she didn't die. So the aquarium directed the whaler to tow her -- by the line attached to the harpoon still stuck in that poor animal -- for 80 nautical miles through rough seas to Vancouver docks. There she was placed in a makeshift sea pen until she starved to death a couple of months later.

When Killer Whales Kill: Why the movie "Blackfish" Should Sink Captive Whale Programs

Annelise Sorg | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Annelise Sorg

Remember Tilikum, the orca that was shipped from Victoria's Sealand to Orlando's SeaWorld after the death of a trainer? "Blackfish" shows us that wasn't the last tragedy associated with this killer whale. I watched the whole movie with a big stupid grin on my face, because I know this whale tale all too well, and there it was unfolding beautifully for public consumption on the big screen. Sitting in the theatre, I couldn't help but think of the reaction that "Blackfish" will cause within the industry, the public and the government. And that made me smile. I figure if all goes well, "Blackfish" will sink SeaWorld's captive orca whale program, just like "Free Willy" sank the program at the Vancouver Aquarium.

Just Try Not To Pet Him.. Seriously

CBC | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver Aquarium is asking the public not to handle seal pups found on B.C.'s beaches, after a Vancouver Island woman posted video of herself pettin...

Beautiful Jellyfish Invasion (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

There's something spellbinding about jellyfish, the beautiful aquatic starbursts with a sting in their tendrils. Visitors to the Vancouver Aquarium...

Stranded B.C. Porpoise Defies The Odds

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.27.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Against all odds, a porpoise that was stranded on a rock near Saanich Inlet is recovering at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre. A ...