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Spotlight On Sturgeon

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The Old And The Beautiful

Over the hill? The latin name for these animals literally translates to “over the mountain”!  White sturgeon are ancient and impressive creatures, found right here in our backyards. However, white sturgeon numbers are at a historic low. Interested in finding out more about your neighbour, the white sturgeon, and discovering ways that you can help?  Visit us in front of the beautiful Strait of Georgia exhibit for your opportunity to do just that!  You might even get to display your sturgeon knowledge in a game of White Sturgeon Trivia.

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Record Breaking Numbers

White sturgeon are one of the largest fish species in the world, and can live over one-hundred years! Their species has also survived for millions of years, adapting to many changes along the way. The last few decades however, have proven to be quite challenging for white sturgeon numbers. Sturgeon populations have declined so much that in 2003, the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) decided Canada’s white sturgeon populations should be considered an endangered species. 

How To Help

Ocean Wise™ is a Vancouver Aquarium conservation program that raises awareness about the issues surrounding sustainable seafood and helps diners choose ocean-friendly seafood. Ocean Wise works directly with local restaurants, markets, food services and suppliers to ensure they have the most current scientific information so they can make environmentally-friendly buying decisions. Look for the Ocean Wise symbol on a restaurant menu or at a market, and you can be assured that you’re buying guilt-free, ocean-friendly seafood.

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