Camp Doll Diaries Week 9

Camp Doll Diaries is taking a field trip to the Aquarium this week to learn about ocean life. 

Grace and the rest of the campers headed out to The Vancouver Aquarium with Karen today. The Vancouver Aquarium is located in Stanley Park and opened in 1956.  The Aquarium has evolved over the years to become a research, rescue and rehabilitation as well as and educational center.  The Aquarium is home to more then “300 species of fish, almost 30,000 invertebrates, and 56 species of amphibians and reptiles. They also have around 60 mammals and birds.”

This summer one of the exhibits that my nieces got to see was called Sea Monsters Reveled . It was a very interesting! They got to see a shark from the “inside out”, being able to see inside of specially preserved sharks and squid!

The Vancouver Aquarium Website has some really great features for on line learning about marine animals, climate change and Canada’s Arctic.  

One organization that I have seen first hand living as close to the water here in Vancouver as I do is the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Center. They help Marine Mammals such as harbor seals, sea lions and even sea turtles. Often they find the babies close to the shore line that have been abandon or injured and reported by people who see them in distress.  Once they are well enough these animals are reintroduced back into their own environment. You can even view their patient list by clicking here.

My nieces and Grace had a wonderful time at the Aquarium learning about so many different sea creatures and mammals. We hope you enjoyed sharing in Grace‘s visit!

Karen