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Vancouver Aquarium Cetacean Research Program

Whale News


2016 Blackfish Sounder

We are pleased to announce the 2016 annual newsletter of the Vancouver Aquarium Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program, the Blackfish Sounder, is now available to read online.  [Click here to view it

New babies available for adoption!

Four new babies from the Southern Resident killer whale population are available for symbolic adoption!  Scarlet (J50), Nova (J51), Sonic (J52) and Kiki (J53).  [Learn more

Support Whale Research
A donation to the Cetacean Research Program and/or the Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program helps fund important conservation based research on wild orcas in Canada and around the world.  [Learn more]

The B.C. Cetacean Sightings Network has released a free mobile app to help you report all your dolphin, whale and porpoise sightings!  [Learn more]

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