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Our whale and dolphin research program is widely known and respected around the world. Since 1956, our 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.
The Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise ® initiative, is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. It’s also Ocean Wise headquarters, where our scientists, educators and conservation experts do their work, not only to protect our oceans but to inspire others to join us in our mission.
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