Join the Vancouver Aquarium’s veterinary medical team as they share their stories of rescuing sea lions in the field.
Sea lions are charismatic marine mammals that are found along the West Coast of North America. Related to seals, sea lions are also pinnipeds that are often seen lying on rocks, docks and other objects. Recently, more and more sea lions in the Canadian province of British Columbia are in distress; sea lions can become entangled in various types of debris that can cause severe injuries and even result in death.
The expert presentations will focus on sea lion entanglement issues in B.C., the types of debris that sea lions have on them, frequency of entanglements, the development of an anesthetic protocol for disentangling sea lions, and the issues involved with disentanglement operations.
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup team will introduce our speakers and answer questions about marine debris along Canada’s coasts.
You can participate in this presentation at the Vancouver Aquarium or on the Aquarium’s YouTube channel.
About The Speakers
Monday, June 23, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Doors at 6 p.m.
Adult $10 + GST
Member $8 + GST
Student $8 + GST
This talk will be streamed live on the Vancouver Aquarium’s YouTube channel.