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Humpback whale greets kayaker off Kits beach

The video has more than 2,000 likes on Instagram. Local and national media outlets have written about it. Social media user @johnnyvanuck never thought a regular afternoon in the beach would put him...

Grey whale in English Bay

A grey whale that showed up in English Bay this week has Vancouverites buzzing. A Vancouver Observer reader shot a video of the cetacean swimming near Jericho Beach. "I actually stopped because I...
Cetacea Lab, Hermann Meuter, Janie Wray, Orca, Orcalab, whale

The Cetacea Lab team behind the whale rescue at Hartley Bay [VIDEO]

The little known but vital whale research team at Cetacea Lab behind the whale rescue that grabbed headlines across Canada.
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.

The big beauty we share with our non human pals

Take a look at Vancouver and her creatures captured through the cameras of our talented VO Photo Pool members.


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