The Vancouver Aquarium has a long tradition of research on cetaceans (dolphins, porpoises and whales). Our busy Cetacean Research Lab is situated in the Rudy North Marine Mammal Research Centre at the Vancouver Aquarium. Personnel include our Marine Mammal Research Scientist Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard; Arctic Research Scientist Dr. Valeria Vergara; Killer Whale Adoption Program Coordinator and Research Biologist Meghan Moore; Conservation Genetics Lab Coordinator and Research Biologist Carla Crossman; Conservation Genetics Research Scientist Allyson Miscampbell; BC Cetacean Sightings Network Coordinator Tessa Danelesko; North Coast Initiative Coordinator Caitlin Birdsall; and Research Assistant Chad Nordstrom; and Research Analyst Bailey Eagan. Most of our research is highly collaborative and we frequently have research associates and graduate students visiting the lab.
A few of our friends:
The Center for Whale Research
Fisheries and Oceans Canada Cetacean Research Program
North Gulf Oceanic Society
BC Cetacean Sightings Network