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Conservation In Action

The Vancouver Aquarium takes an active role in conserving and protecting our oceans and the delicate marine life within them. Here you’ll find images of our conservation, research and education programs, events and initiatives. These include our Ocean Wise program, Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, Oregon Spotted Frog Recovery Program, Killer Whale Adoption Program and many more.

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Conservation Images

Our conservation programs rely on the help of our many volunteers. Within these images, you’re likely to see many volunteers alongside Aquarium staff, contributing to cleaning up our shores or assisting a distressed marine mammal. 

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup teaches these volunteers cleaning beaches takes a team effort

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
A young volunteer loving her shoreline during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
Cleaning up Lost Lagoon is just one of many Vancouver Aquarium conservation efforts

MMR Elephant Seal Release
Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre releases an elephant seal

MMR Porpoise Rescue
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre in action

MMR Porpoise Rescue
A trainer working with rescued harbour porpoise Daisy at the Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre

Spot Prawn Festival
Ocean Wise approved sustainable spot prawn fishing practices

Spot Prawn Festival
Handling spot prawn, a delicious Ocean Wise favourite

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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