The Vancouver Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, an Ocean Wise initiative, is 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 their natural habitat. The Vancouver Aquarium also provides sanctuary for those animals who can no longer survive in the wild.

If you see a marine mammal that you believe is in distress:

1. Stay back
2. Keep people and pets away
3. Call the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre at 604-258-7325

Rescue situations, and their recommended courses of action, vary dramatically depending on the species concerned. Other critical factors are also involved, such as age, behaviour, location and apparent health. Please don’t try to help an animal on your own.