Research Assistants With Fins
The Pacific white-sided dolphins at the Vancouver Aquarium aren’t just fun, frolicking animals; they’re also rescued animals that are now serious research assistants. They’re helping researchers understand how they use their sonar (echolocation) to locate objects in the water. The discoveries from this study may one day help support dolphin-friendly fishing practices that will prevent dolphins from becoming entangled in nets in the future. In this program, learn more about this groundbreaking research and find out for yourself what it feels like to be entangled in a net.