Friday, November 20, 2009

Vancouver Aquarium Trip

Members of the Whatcom Marine Mammal Stranding Network were recently invited for a behind the scenes visit to Canada's largest aquarium, The Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre is the premier marine mammal facility on the west coast of Canada, with expertise in marine mammal care.

Here's some photos and captions shared by Carley Lowe, Co-investigator for
Fur Seal Pup
Beluga with one yellow tooth!
Harbor seal pup in rehab.
Gnawing on the grating, so fun.
"I made friends with 19 seal pups." ~Carley

What a fantastic learning opportunity for the WMMSN members who were able to attend.  A big thank you goes out to Lindsaye and Marty!

Here's some other fun things from the Vancouver Aquariums website:
     *Beluga Cam:  Watch Aurora and her calf
     *Otter Cam:  Watch seaotters Milo and Tanu
     *Learn about the Cetacean Research Program
     *Learn how the aquarium is helping to solve the the puzzle of the disappearing Steller Sea Lions

If you go be prepared for border crossing you must have a valid passport and/or an enhanced driver license (EDL) or enhanced ID card (EID) to confirm your identity and citizenship.

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