Steller sea lions and Northern fur seals that live at the Vancouver Aquarium participate in research work to help protect their ocean counterparts. For the first time ever, we have opened up the doors to our research centre and are giving guests a look into the ground-breaking marine mammal research taking place behind the scenes.
Building on a strong, trusting relationship with the Aquarium’s marine mammal trainers, the Steller sea lions living at the Aquarium have become excellent research assistants. In a collaborative effort, the trainers and sea lions are working with University of British Columbia scientists to understand the mysterious disappearance of 80 per cent of the wild Steller sea lion population.
For more than 60 years, scientists at the Vancouver Aquarium have been delivering compelling insight into the natural world.