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The Vancouver Aquarium’s whale and dolphin research program is widely known and respected around the world. Since 1956, Vancouver Aquarium researchers have been conducting original studies of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) in the wild and in captivity in order to advance our knowledge necessary to enhance environmental conservation. Much of our research would be impossible to perform in the wild and there are few opportunities for researchers, in academic or government research departments, to access captive cetaceans. We are in a unique position to study and observe aquatic life.
Vancouver Aquarium is a not-for-profit marine science centre. Our 1,500 staff and volunteers are deeply committed to protecting our oceans. We wanted to highlight our commitments to ocean conservation, our animal care practices and our amazing people who work hard every day to conserve our natural world.
Get the facts now. View our cetacean research publications.