The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre Announces Plans for New Beluga Conservation Program

Dr. John Nightingale, President and CEO of The Vancouver Aquarium, announced a 12-year beluga conservation program, with plans to open a new and enlarged exhibit in the spring of 2019 and increase investment into the Marine Mammal Research Program.  A small group of non-breeding beluga whales, currently on loan to other facilities in the United … More The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre Announces Plans for New Beluga Conservation Program

New Mariner’s Guide Aims to Reduce the Risk of Cetacean-Vessel Collisions in British Columbia

The coast of British Columbia is home to productive waters, astonishing marine biodiversity, and a booming shipping industry.  All of this adds up to a very busy ocean! On any given day, trawlers, ecotourism boats, recreational vessels, large tankers, and cruise ships can be seen traveling along our coast.  Unfortunately, this marine traffic exposes cetaceans … More New Mariner’s Guide Aims to Reduce the Risk of Cetacean-Vessel Collisions in British Columbia

New Zealand Experiences its Largest Whale Stranding in Decades

On the morning of February 10th, more than 400 pilot whales were found stranded in New Zealand, on a crescent of beach ironically named Farewell Spit.  When rescuers arrived, 300 whales had already died.  Over 500 volunteers have arrived to assist with the rescue effort, organized by Project Jonah.  Although they were able to re-float … More New Zealand Experiences its Largest Whale Stranding in Decades

New Method to Visualize Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Mass Stranded Cetaceans

Whales and dolphins live in an increasingly noisy world; as our population increases and the demand for resources intensifies, so does the anthropogenic noise in our oceans.  Cetaceans are exposed to sonar and other loud noises such as seismic surveys, gas exploration, and offshore development. Hearing is fundamental to cetaceans, who depend on it for … More New Method to Visualize Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Mass Stranded Cetaceans