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California sea lion rescued in B.C. waters, fights for life

An extremely ill California Sea Lion is being cared for by the Vancouver Aquarium after it was plucked from B.C. waters. Marine biologists have not been able to discover as yet why the creature is so ill.

Dolphin rarely seen in BC waters washes up on Haida Gwaii beach

A dolphin from a species rarely seen in British Columbia waters has been found dead on a beach in Haida Gwaii. Tests already performed on the lone creature were unable to discover the cause of death.

Rare Guadalope Fur Seal found ailing on shore of B.C. island

So rare is the sighting of a Guadalupe Fur Seal in B.C. that you'd be hard pressed to find anyone who's actually seen one in provincial waters. But one arrived on a B.C. beach last week, alive though not well. A green sea turtle was also rescued.

Feeding grey whale swims in waters near Vancouver's Stanley Park

It was the third sighting of a grey whale off the coast of Vancouver's Stanley Park since mid-August. The grey was seen Tuesday afternoon, at least by those walking upon the city's picturesque Sea Wall.

Op-Ed: Vancouver — ‘Lotus land’ where the mountains meet the sea Special

Vancouver - Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.

Vancouver Aquarium to long weekend boaters: Avoid killer whales

The Vancouver Aquarium issued a warning to long-weekend boaters to steer clear of the orca killer whales spotted in waters near Nanaimo. Porpoises and dolphins were also seen in coastal waters near communities.

Video of a lifetime shows B.C. orcas up close and personal

Vancouver - An encounter with northern resident orcas has given an amateur videographer a gift he will never forget. He was able to capture rare footage of the strikingly marked marine mammals rubbing themselves on beach stones in B.C.'s Discovery Islands.

One-eyed fish gets artificial eye so other fish won't bully him

Vancouver - A rockfish at the Vancouver Aquarium won't have to deal with bullies anymore thanks to veterinary staff who gave him an artificial eye. Before the surgery, he was being picked on by his cohorts. They were also stealing his food.

Vancouver Parks Board may stop city aquarium from breeding whales

Two outgoing Vancouver Park Board members have a final meeting on the board Monday night and hope to ram through a final bylaw. The two plan to pass a bylaw forcing the Vancouver Aquarium to stop breeding whales, dolphins and harbour porpoises.

Photo Essay: Wonders of nature at the Vancouver Aquarium Special

Vancouver - About 50,000 aquatic creatures make their home at the Vancouver Aquarium. With a focus on communication and research, the dazzling exhibits entertain and educate visitors promoting conservation of wildlife in marine and freshwater environments.

Vancouver Aquarium uses drone to track killer whales in the wild

Vancouver - Researchers from the Vancouver Aquarium, in collaboration with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used a drone to observe killer whales (Orcas). It is the first time an unmanned aerial vehicle tracked wild marine mammals.

Rescued sea otter dies at Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver - Despite round-the-clock intense treatment by Vancouver Aquarium staff, a sick and injured sea-otter rescued from a Washington State beach, has died.

Op-Ed: Vancouver Aquarium loses its oldest beluga whale, Kavna

Vancouver - The Vancouver Aquarium has reported that Kavna, the oldest beluga whale at an accredited aquarium in North America has died at the age of 46 years. But how many people truly knew Kavna, or where she came from?

Oldest Beluga whale at Vancouver Aquarium dies

Vancouver - Kavna, believed to be the oldest beluga whale at any North American aquarium and the inspiration for a famous children's song, has died at the age of 46.

Vancouver's baby beluga has been named 'Nala' - 'a surprise gift'

NALA is the new name for Vancouver Aquarium's baby beluga born on June 7. The name means "a surprise gift." It was picked from over 3,000 suggested names during a name the baby contest.

Vancouver aquarium holding naming contest for baby Beluga

Naming a baby is always a momentous occasion. The name must be suitable, reflecting the parents' beliefs and cherished family members as well as hopefully providing the baby with a name that serves the child well all its life.
 

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Here s Chester with two of his friends at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Here's Chester with two of his friends at the Vancouver Aquarium.
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Tropical fish at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Tropical fish at the Vancouver Aquarium.
The copper rockfish was placed under anesthesia to receive the prosthetic eye.
The copper rockfish was placed under anesthesia to receive the prosthetic eye.
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There are two Yacare caimans (Caiman yacare) in the Amazon Gallery of the Aquarium. These reptiles i...
There are two Yacare caimans (Caiman yacare) in the Amazon Gallery of the Aquarium. These reptiles inhabit rivers in central South America including Argentina, Uruguay, southeastern Peru, eastern Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.
Tropical fish at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Tropical fish at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Beautiful chorals provide refuge for colourful tropical fish.
Beautiful chorals provide refuge for colourful tropical fish.
A boardwalk in the Amazon Gallery of the Vancouver Aquarium. The lush tropical vegetation covers tan...
A boardwalk in the Amazon Gallery of the Vancouver Aquarium. The lush tropical vegetation covers tanks with aquatic animals including birds, fish and reptiles.
Kavna  beluga whale  at Vancouver Aquarium
Kavna, beluga whale, at Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Aquarium
Spotted jelly or Papuan jellyfish (Mastigias papua). This a species of Scyphozoa lives in the waters...
Spotted jelly or Papuan jellyfish (Mastigias papua). This a species of Scyphozoa lives in the waters of the Indo-West Pacific.
Rescued sea otter at Vancouver Aquarium
Rescued sea otter at Vancouver Aquarium
Meighan Markarchuk/Vancouver Aquarium
Entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park  Vancouver  BC.
Entrance to the Vancouver Aquarium in Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.
Jellyfish known as West Coast sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens) is a common medusa that lives in the...
Jellyfish known as West Coast sea nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens) is a common medusa that lives in the East Pacific Ocean from Canada to Mexico.
This Guadalope Fur Seal is being nursed back to health at the Vancouver Aquarium.
This Guadalope Fur Seal is being nursed back to health at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Photo courtesy Vancouver Aquarium
Rescued Sea Otter at Vancouver Aquarium
Rescued Sea Otter at Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver Aquarium
There are many small and large species of frogs in the Vancouver Aquarium.
There are many small and large species of frogs in the Vancouver Aquarium.
The white-blotched river stingray (Potamotrygon leopoldi) is a fish that inhabits the Xingu River  a...
The white-blotched river stingray (Potamotrygon leopoldi) is a fish that inhabits the Xingu River, a tributary of the Amazonas River, Brazil.
Tropical fish at the Vancouver Aquarium.
Tropical fish at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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