Get to know the Aquarium's resident rescued sea otters
See the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre team in action
Watch our passionate veterinary team save lives
Stranded seal and sea otter pups, entangled sea lions, and other marine mammals in distress get a second chance thanks to our Marine Mammal Rescue Centre team and their rescue and rehabilitation efforts. Go behind the scenes and meet the passionate people who make this critical work happen and the charismatic animals in their care. Every time you visit the Vancouver Aquarium, you support our this mission to protect the marine world through rescue, research, conservation and education.
Learn more about the six rescued sea otters that call Vancouver Aquarium home and meet the marine mammal trainers who develop a strong, trusting relationship with these creatures, providing exceptional animal care.
Every year, the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre rescues, rehabilitates and releases more than 150 marine mammals to the ocean. This work is done by passionate staff and volunteers and changes the future for these rescued animals. Explore the inspiring stories behind the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre.
Meet Vancouver Aquarium’s head vetrinarian Dr. Martin Haulena. He and his team team free sea lions entangled in marine debris and help struggling killer whales in the wild. It’s as cool as it sounds.
The Vancouver Aquarium will be temporarily closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and all programming will be cancelled as a preventative measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19 through our community. Learn more.