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Vancouver Aquarium

Green sea turtle rescued from British Columbia's frigid ocean

Endangered green sea turtle found on B.C. beach heading back to California

A green sea turtle rescued from British Columbia's frigid ocean this winter is on his way back to warmer waters. The turtle, dubbed Comber by Vancouver Aquarium staff, was found on a remote beach on...
Vancouver Aquarium, VanAqua, wally, sea otter

Blind sea otter dies in his sleep at Vancouver Aquarium

The sea otter was a Vancouver Aquarium favourite, who won the hearts of volunteers and visitors alike.
Photos from Lori Marino and Creative Commons

Vancouver could host spectacular whale sanctuary, says expert

A whale born in captivity should live in an ocean pen and not be trained to perform tricks, says Lori Marino.
beluga baby, SeaWorld San Diego. Still from promotional video

Vancouver Aquarium: End your breeding partnership with SeaWorld today

On Tuesday The Guardian reported compelling evidence that a SeaWorld employee infiltrated the animal rights group PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), adding to pressure on the marine...
beluga whale, animal rights, SeaWorld, Vancouver Aquarium

Baby beluga sired by Vancouver Aquarium male dies at SeaWorld San Antonio

The calf spent the first three weeks of its life in a tank under "round the clock" care from SeaWorld staff.
Beluga whales in captivity

OPINION: Vancouver Aquarium's SeaWorld connection

Vancouver Aquarium's Nanuq was by far the most successful beluga breeding male in SeaWorld, with seven living offspring. Six other offspring did not survive birth or early infancy.
A trainer works with a beluga at Vancouver Aquarium. CP Photo

Aquarium head balks at bill that would ban whales and dolphins

Marine parks portray themselves as conservation entities contributing to science and education but that's a facade, says a former SeaWorld trainer and cast member of 'Blackfish.'
Hana, Vancouver Aquarium, Pacific white-sided dolphin,

Death of Vancouver Aquarium dolphin refuels debate over freeing cetaceans

Hana, one of two Pacific white-sided dolphins living at the Vancouver Aquarium, died this week of a gastrointestinal illness, despite a desperate attempt to save her live with first-of-its-kind...
Valeria Vergara beluga whale researcher Vancouver Aquarium - Mychaylo Prystupa

Beluga battle: Vancouver Aquarium defends captive whales as good science

Amid calls that whales and dolphins in captivity are "cruel" - the Vancouver Aquarium showcases research aimed at improving belugas' lives in a warming Arctic
Vancouver Aquarium -Strawberry anemones going into new B.C. Gulf Islands exhibit

Vancouver Aquarium just doubled, with watery world expansion

Got kids with no school (due to the strike)? The Vancouver Aquarium just unveiled its most significant expansion in its 58-year history.