The Raise a Whale project for Vancouver Island University at the Deep Bay Centre for Shellfish Research is well underway. We've been hosting community workshops for the month of February and have had some awesome help. You can check out a recent story by CTV on the project on our media page. The workshop is busy with lots to see and the station is open to the public every day of the week - come check out the touch tanks, discovery lab and our gray whale workshop for yourself! See the Deep Bay Marine Field Station website for directions.
We just finished repairing this truly amazing double-tusked narwhal skull. It was acquired by the Vancouver Aquarium two years ago during the regulated Arctic hunt and was sent to us with considerable trauma to the skull. After degreasing and a little gluing, sculpting and painting, it's now ready to join the aquarium's upcoming Sea Monsters exhibit.