Ocean Wise

We are on a mission to protect and restore the world’s oceans.

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At home learning with Ocean Wise. Our educators and animal experts at Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium have compiled resources for kids to learn to care for the ocean – and the animals in it – from the comfort of your living room.




An important update about the Vancouver Aquarium

After September 7, 2020, the Vancouver Aquarium, an Ocean Wise initiative, will pause all on-site public programming and temporarily close to the public while we focus on transformation.




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Seaforestation Seaforestation

An ocean-based solution to climate change powered by Ocean Wise. Seaforestation is the act of restoring, planting, managing and caring for underwater seaweed forests.

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Vancouver Aquarium Vancouver Aquarium

An animal sanctuary in the heart of Stanley Park, the Vancouver Aquarium is home to thousands of incredible ocean species and amazing aquatic life. It’s also Ocean Wise headquarters.

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Education Education

Ocean Wise is committed to promoting the highest standards of education and creating a real awareness across all ages of the conservation issues our world is facing.

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Research Research

Since 1956, our researchers have been conducting original studies of habitats and animals in the wild and on site in order to advance our knowledge necessary to enhance environmental conservation.

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Shoreline Cleanup Shoreline Cleanup

The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is a national conservation initiative that provides the opportunity for people to take action in their communities wherever water meets land, one bit of trash at a time.

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Ocean Wise Seafood Ocean Wise Seafood

Overfishing is one of the greatest threats our oceans are facing today. The Ocean Wise sustainable seafood program helps to ensure that ocean life will be abundant for generations to come.

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Plastic Wise Plastic Wise

Ocean Wise is tackling the global crisis of plastic waste in our ocean. We’re carrying out groundbreaking science to understand the problem and seeking bold solutions to address plastic pollution.

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Marine Mammal Rescue Marine Mammal Rescue

A hospital and care facility for sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals. Each year, our rescue program saves over 100 marine mammals and rehabilitates them for release back into the wild.

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Arctic Connections Arctic Connections

Bridging southern and northern perspectives, knowledge and ideas. Our goal is to create greater awareness and understanding of important issues that affect both northern and southern Canadians.

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