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Vancouver Aquarium

Meet Chester!

Chester is a young false killer whale. He was rescued as a calf in distress and nursed back to health by the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue team and other animal care specialists. 

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Shoreline Litter

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special event

Toast To The Coast

Raise a glass to support the conservation of our oceans at Toast to the Coast on Friday, October 16, 2015

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Our 1,500+ staff and volunteers are deeply committed to protecting our oceans.

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Read Our Open Letter On Cetaceans In Our Care
VIDEO: Cetaceans in Our Care 


10 a.m. 
to 5 p.m.

Doors close at
4:45 p.m.

  • Meet Chester’s Care Team
    With the business of summer rescuing and rehabilitating over 100 seals, and one sea otter, Corky, we thought it was time for an update on Chester, the rescued false killer...
  • Of Sharks And Men: Thoughts on Demon Fish by...
    Demon, god, fish, monster, trophy, research specimen. More than any other marine animal, sharks take on an almost unlimited variety of personas in our world. So as much as...
  • Why Squid, Octopuses and Cuttlefish Will Take...
    Over the years there has been a lot of talk about the “inevitable” zombie apocalypse, but I fear there hasn’t been enough attention paid to the very serious...
  • Ocean Wise Assesses and Recommends Gooseneck...
    Gooseneck barnacles (Pollicipes polymerus), edible crustaceans found in intertidal zones along the Pacific coast, are now recommended as a sustainable seafood choice by the...

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

97 percent of all animals on Earth are invertebrates. 
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