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Water Drops

The Vancouver Aquarium is very excited to welcome our lead community partner, Teck. We have innovative plans to work together as a team to expand the aquarium and help advance aquatic research and conservation.

Both organizations recognize water as a critical resource. We will be working together to create new programs that will explore the connection we all have to water and highlight the roles we play in using and conserving it.

Teck Water Drops

Water Drops

Much of Earth’s water may have come from comets hitting the planet over billions of years

Rainforests in the tropics can produce their own rain Tropical rainforests release plenty of moisture and organic “dust” that result in rain

Water is unique It’s the only natural substance that’s found in all three states – liquid, solid, gas – at the Earth’s normal temperatures

In 100 years, a water molecule can spend 98 years in the ocean, 20 months as ice, but only two weeks in a river

Each day the sun evaporates a trillion tons of water into the atmosphere

The water that’s on Earth now is the same as when it was formed The water molecules we drink today may have also passed through a Neanderthal’s lips

Water that’s underground (groundwater) can take a human lifetime to travel just two kilometres

A typical cumulus cloud may hold over a billion kilograms of water droplets – and weigh as much as 6,269 blue whales!

There may be more water under the oceans than in them Scientists at Oregon State University may have found vast reservoirs of water beneath the ocean floor

A single tree can give off 265 liters of water a day

Raindrops are not shaped like teardrops Tiny raindrops are round; large ones are shaped like hamburger buns

Pure water does not conduct electricity Water only becomes a conductor once substances have dissolved in it

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Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life.

Teck
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. The pursuit of sustainability guides our approach to business. We are building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which we operate and at the global level. Teck is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, and its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK.

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