Vancouver Aquarium

Mother-Daughter Belugas Killed By Toxin At Vancouver Aquarium

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2017 | Canada British Columbia

The conclusion is the result of a five-month investigation.

We Need To Listen To Science And End The Captivity Of Marine Mammals

Barbara Cartwright | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Barbara Cartwright

The world's scientists vehemently condemn the captivity of whales, dolphins and porpoises, and it's time that we listened to them. Twenty marine mammal biologists from around the world recently signed a collective letter in support of the goals of Bill S-203, which would outlaw the practice of keeping these animals in captivity in Canada.

Vancouver Aquarium's Case For Captive Whales Flounders

Jeff Matthews | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

Unable to pinpoint a specific cause for the deaths of their last two remaining belugas, the Vancouver Aquarium was left to speculate. And speculate they did, deftly pointing their finger at the critics of whale captivity that have been an ever-present thorn in their side. Ask yourself: Are these the actions one expects from a world-class science-based conservation charity? Or are they the public relations tactics more typical of people with something to hide?

Beluga Whale Dies At Vancouver Aquarium

CP | Posted 11.28.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Aurora was named after the northern lights.

Vancouver Aquarium's Lone Beluga Still Sick After Calf's Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

29-year-old Aurora showed signs of improvement over the weekend, but her condition got worse Sunday night.

Director Ordered To Re-Edit Critical Vancouver Aquarium Film

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The documentary examines the facility's treatment of dolphins and beluga whales.

Vancouver Aquarium Launches Lawsuit Over Critical Documentary

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"We encourage open discussions about topics related to marine science — those discussions should be grounded in truth and facts.''

Vancouver Aquarium Launches Lawsuit Over Critical Documentary

CBC | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada

"This video is not a documentary, as it's not grounded in truth."

Animals Rescued By Vancouver Aquarium Were Forced North By El Nino: Vet

CP | Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia

One doctor believes this is the first time a fur seal has ever been stranded in B.C.

Corky The Sea Otter Dies After Landmark Operation In Vancouver

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Veterinarians had hoped to keep Corky alive by removing a kidney, but he died Wednesday.

Hey Look! Baby (Whale) Pics!

CP | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The new calf is the fifth baby since December to be born to the endangered population of killer whales that spend time in B.C waters.

Injured Killer Whale Likely Hit By Boat Propeller

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 08.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The orca will likely heal but biologists say it could have been much worse.

Killer Whales In Vancouver Have Perfect Timing

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Hai there!

Dolphin Dies In Vancouver Despite 'Miracle' Surgery

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"I can tell you that we did absolutely everything we could to save her."

Dolphin Undergoes Breakthrough Surgery In Vancouver

CP | Laura Kane, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada British Columbia

"It is hour by hour."

Vancouver Aquarium Clams Up Over Pipelines And Tankers

Jeff Matthews | Posted 06.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Jeff Matthews

There would be far greater benefit to our coastline if the aquarium educated their visitors about the grave risks of tarsands pipelines, tanker traffic and LNG ports, rather than focusing on how acrobatic dolphins can be.

Whale On Loan From Vancouver Aquarium Dies At SeaWorld

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia

SeaWorld says Nanuq was being treated for an infection associated with a fractured jaw.

Half-Blind Fish Gets Fake Eye So It Won't Be Bullied

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 01.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia

To prevent a half-blind fish from being bullied by its tank mates, the Vancouver Aquarium gave it a fake eye. The copper rockfish had developed cat...

Vancouver Aquarium Whales, Dolphins Can Fool Around Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | 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 01.20.2015 | 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 01.17.2015 | 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 aquar...

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

Jeff Matthews | Posted 01.04.2015 | 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...