Discussion in 'Canada' started by TZFan, 27 Dec 2014.
A new thread for a new year.
Half-blind fish gets fake eye at Vancouver Aquarium | Metro
Here is an article on false killer whale calf, Chester, and his journey so far.
To Save a Whale | Reader's Digest
Nanuq, a male belauga, on loan from the aquarium to Sea World Orlando has died.
Beluga whale from Vancouver Aquarium dies at SeaWorld | News1130
The Aquarium has hired a new director for its Coastal Ocean Research Institute.
Vancouver Aquarium hires director for ocean research
In response to the oil spill in English Bay, the Vancouver Aquarium has said it sent out a team to search for wildlife that may be at risk.
Avanqua to take over Valencia's Oceanografic
Avanqua, which is the organisation that runs the Vancouver Aquarium, is expecting to take over the management of the Valencia Oceanografic (Spain) in the next couple of months.
Groundbreaking surgery has been performed on dolphin, Hana. She had a gastrointestinal problem that required surgery, one that had never been done before at the aquarium. The next 48 hours will be critical to her survival.
Dolphin has 'breakthrough' surgery at Vancouver Aquarium - British Columbia - CBC News
More on Hana's surgery.
Video: Dolphin's life saved by groundbreaking surgery
Pacific White-Sided Dolphin Hana Recovering From Life-Saving Surgery | AquaBlog
I hope she pulls through.
Two pieces of news:
Dolphin Hana of Vancouver Aquarium dies despite 'breakthrough' surgery - British Columbia - CBC News
Sad, I thought she was gonna make it.
Vancouver Aquarium to Provide Long-Term Care to False Killer Whale Chester | AquaBlog
He's gonna be housed with a Pacific white-sided dolphin. Glad he made it.
At least they tried their hardest with Hana and hopefully all of the specialists involved learned a great deal that might give another whale, dolphin or porpoise a better chance in the future.
I'm so sad about Hana, I always thought she was quite a gal. I think that we should keep in mind that no one had really done anything like her surgery before and any new creation is bound to have a few bugs. Hopefully what we learn from her case will mean that future cases will have better outcomes.
I'm glad that Chester will have a new home at the Aquarium, and that Helen will not be alone for too long. Its a shame Hana won't be around to meet Chester with her.
Yeah, even though Hana died, at least some new stuff was learned. At least Helen will have a new companion, hopefully they'll get along.
The first rescued seal pup of the season has been rescued.
Meet ?Lionel Messi?, First Rescued Seal Pup of 2015 | AquaBlog
Captivity of whales, dolphins targeted by Senate bill - Politics - CBC News
And the aquarium fights back.
Vancouver Aquarium opposes senator?s call to end captivity of cetaceans
Good for them, I hope the legislation fails whatever it is, I'm too mad to read either of the articles.
A best practices study on cetacean keeping is to be undertaken at the aquarium.
The aquarium is caring for an injured male sea otter who arrived last week. He is doing well and the hope is he will be released.
Sea otter unable to dive gets help from aquarium
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