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Research That Would Be Otherwise Impossible

Since 1956, Vancouver Aquarium researchers have been conducting original studies in the wild and on-site in order to advance knowledge and provide scientific information to ignite environmental conservation initiatives. In particular, the Aquarium has a long tradition of research on cetaceans. Our busy Cetacean Research Lab, home to the world's longest continuous study of killer whales—and one of the longest on any animal species—has been underway in British Columbia for over 30 years. In fact, the Aquarium is often called upon by its international peers for counsel and collaboration on a variety of topics.

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Research Images

Find images of our many research programs, including Steller sea lion research with the Marine Mammal Research Consortium, DNA and genetics research with killer whales, and our researchers in the field in areas such as the beautiful Howe Sound fjord.

Baby Octopuses at the Vancouver Aquarium
Baby octopus not yet living up to it’s name - hundreds of giant pacific octopuses were born at the Vancouver Aquarium September 2011

Orca Research
Leading killer whale expert and Vancouver Aquarium researcher Lance Barrett-Lennard taking his cetacean research to the great outdoors
Lance Barrett-Lennard

Feeding Wolf-Eels
Dr. Jeff Marliave feeding wolf-eel larvae in the fish research lab at the Vancouver Aquarium

Baby Wolf-Eels
Wolf-eel babies are just one facet of the extensive research devoted to this local B.C. species

Digital Image Use
All images are available as high resolution digital files complete with articles about the Vancouver Aquarium for media use. To request or download images, .


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