The Vanishing Vaquita: The Controversial Plan to Save the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

As the world’s population expands and the demand for natural resources intensifies, human impact on the environment is growing at an alarming rate.  We are currently experiencing the worst onslaught of species extinction since the time of the dinosaurs, and humans are to blame.   The vaquita is one such species that has faced an unprecedented … More The Vanishing Vaquita: The Controversial Plan to Save the World’s Most Endangered Marine Mammal

The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Opens its New Rescue Centre Hospital

For over 40 years, The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre has rescued and rehabilitated over 100 animals per year. The centre is run by Dr. Martin Haulena and a dedicated team of Veterinary Technicians, rehabilitation specialists, and volunteers. In January, the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre opened the doors to its new hospital.  This $544,ooo project … More The Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Opens its New Rescue Centre Hospital

The Loss of a Matriarch

In modern times, when a beloved celebrity dies, there is an outpouring of grief on social media; the public expresses their gratitude for the individual’s contribution to art and society and recalls their personal connections and experiences with them.  In the scientific community, a similar outpouring occurred with the death of J2, known fondly by … More The Loss of a Matriarch

A Step Towards Quieter Oceans: The Port of Vancouver Launches an Industry-Leading Incentive Program to Help Reduce Underwater Noise

On January 1st, 2017, The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority announced a new incentive program, aimed to lessen the impacts of underwater vessel noise on cetaceans.  The Port of Vancouver is the largest port in Canada and the third largest port in North America, making the surrounding waters a hotspot for large cargo vessels and cruise … More A Step Towards Quieter Oceans: The Port of Vancouver Launches an Industry-Leading Incentive Program to Help Reduce Underwater Noise