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Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way • Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2 • Canada

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Living

The information in the table below represents the living or current population of animals held at this facility.   If you’re having trouble finding a specific dolphin, check the tabs above, they may have moved or died.  Italics indicate either an estimated date or deceased individual.  Estimated dates are intended to provide a general time frame when the animal was acquired and should not be treated as exact. Inventory Key

NoteIf you have a correction or would like to submit information please contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: September 15, 2017 11:19 pm

Image:Species:Scientific NameID #'sName:Sex:BornOriginOrigin Date:Sort-RefCaptured / Born At: Father:TransfersCurrently Lives / Died At:Region / State/ CountryStatus:Status Date:Stat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesKeyword column (invisible)
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-HelenFc. 1988Rescue??-???-199619960101JapanWildWildJapan to Unknown History (??) to Enoshima Aquarium (??-???-????) to Vancouver Aquarium (16-Oct-2005)Vancouver AquariumCanada----Helen was rescued from net entanglement sometime prior to October 1996public display, living, current, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetPseudorca(Pseudorca crassidens)PC1401ChesterMc. 2014Rescue10-Jul-201420140710Chesterman's Beach, TofinoWildWildChesterman's Beach, Tofino to VA Marine Mammal Rescue (10-Jul-2014) to Vancouver Aquarium (03-Dec-2014)Vancouver AquariumCanada----public display, living, current, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male

Dead

The information in the table below represents the deceased population of animals held at this facility. If you’re having trouble finding a specific dolphin, check the tabs above, they may have moved or died. Italics indicate either an estimated date or deceased individual. Estimated dates are intended to provide a general time frame when the animal was acquired and should not be treated as exact. Inventory Key

NoteThis inventory may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies due to lack of public sources. If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: September 15, 2017 11:19 pm

Image:Species:Scientific NameID #'sName:Sex:BornOriginOrigin Date:Sort-RefCaptured / Born At: Father:TransfersCurrently Lives / Died At:Region / State/ CountryStatus:Status Date:Stat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesKeyword column (invisible)
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Moby DollMc. ????Capture16-Jul-196419640716Saturna Island, BCWildWildGulf Islands, British Columbia to Burrard Dry Dock (17-Jul-1964) to Army Base, Jericho Beach (24-Jul-1964)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied05-Oct-1964Drowning and exhaustion (harpoon injury)public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-???Fc. ????Capture??-???-196619660101Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to Holding, Unknown (~ 1966) to Vancouver Aquarium (~ 1967)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-????---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-DianaFc. ????Capture??-???-196619660101Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to Holding, Unknown (~ 1966) to Vancouver Aquarium (~ 1967)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-????---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-ThetisFc. ????Capture??-???-196619660101Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to Holding, Unknown (~ 1966) to Vancouver Aquarium (~ 1967)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-????---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-SplasherMc. ????Capture??-???-196619660101Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to Holding, Santa Monica (??-???-1966) to Vancouver Aquarium (??-Sep-1966)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Mar-196919690301-Reportedly crushed against a wall by Skana, public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-SkanaFc. 1963Capture??-Feb-196719670201Yukon Harbor, WA, USWildWildPuget Sound, Pacific NW to Seattle Marine Aquarium (??-Feb-1967) to Vancouver, yacht show (??-Mar-1967) to Vancouver Aquarium (??-Mar-1967) Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied05-Oct-1980General mycotic infectionSkana was previously named "Walter"public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-BelaFc. ????Capture??-Sep-196719670901Bristol Bay, AlaskaWildWildBristol Bay, Alaska to Vancouver Aquarium (16-Sep-1967)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-May-1976-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-LugosiMc. ????Capture??-Sep-196719670901Bristol Bay, AlaskaBelaWildBristol Bay, Alaska to Vancouver Aquarium (18-Sep-1967) Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied28-Jul-1980-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-HyakMc. ????Capture22-Feb-196819680222Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Sea Pen, Garden Bay (22-Feb-1968) to Escape, Pender Harbor, BC (13-Feb-1969)Vancouver AquariumCanadaEscape13-Feb-1969-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-NatsidaliaFc. ????Capture26-Apr-196819680426Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Sea Pen, Garden Bay (26-Apr-1968)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied08-Nov-196819681108Heart failurepublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Hyak IiMc. 1967Capture26-Apr-196819680426Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Vancouver Aquarium (??-???-1968)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied16-Feb-199119910216Pneumoniapublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Skookum-CecilMc. ????Capture26-Apr-196819680426Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Sea Pen, Garden Bay (26-Apr-1968) to Escape, Garden Bay (26-Aug-1968)Vancouver AquariumCanadaEscape26-Aug-196819680826-Also known as "Irving"public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Calf 3)
Fc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Sep-1970-Died within days of arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Cow 1)
Fc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Oct-197019701001-Died ~ 8 weeks after arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Cow 2)
Fc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Nov-1970-Died ~ 10 weeks after arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Calf 1)
Mc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Sep-1970-Died within days of arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Calf 2)
Mc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Sep-1970-Died within days of arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-Keelah LugukMc. ????Capture16-Aug-197019700816Grise Fiord, NunavutWildWildGrise Fiord, Nunavut to Vancouver Aquarium (24-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied26-Dec-197019701226--public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-WhitewingsFc. 1969Capture??-???-197119710101Baja California, MexicoWildWildBaja California, Mexico to Vancouver Aquarium (??-???-1971)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied24-Jan-2002--Whitewings was previously named "Diana II"public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-SanaqMc. ????Capture25-Jul-197619760725Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildHudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (29-Jul-1976)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied28-Feb-1985-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-KavnaFc. 1970Capture27-Jul-197619760727Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildHudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (29-Jul-1976)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied06-Aug-2012Cancerpublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TuaqMa. 1977Born13-Jul-197719770713Vancouver AquariumKavnaWild-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Nov-1977-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-FinnaMc. 1977Capture??-Nov-198019801119IcelandWildWildIceland, North Atlantic to Sædyrasafnid (??-Nov-1980) to Vancouver Aquarium (20-Dec-1980)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied06-Oct-1997Bacterial infection, pneumoniapublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)NOA0002720, SWC-LO-8227LavernFc. 1978Capture08-Jan-198219820108Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to SeaWorld San Diego (08-Jan-1982) to SeaWorld San Antonio (1990s) to Vancouver Aquarium (22-Jul-2005)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied20-May-2009---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-ArionMc. ????Capture??-???-198319830101Burrard Inlet, VancouverWildWildBurrard Drydocks, Vancouver to Vancouver Aquarium (??-???-1983)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-????---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-ChurchillMa. 1985Capture17-Jul-198519850717Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildHudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (??-Jul-1985)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied19-Feb-1990-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Bjossa'S Calf
(1988)
Fa. 1988Born13-Nov-198819881113Vancouver AquariumBjossaHyak II-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied04-Dec-1988Malnutritionpublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-AuroraFc. 1987Capture12-Aug-199019900812Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildHudson Bay, Manitoba to Holding, Manitoa (12-Aug-1990) to Vancouver Aquarium (15-Aug-1990)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied25-Nov-201620161125-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-SpinnakerMc. 1987Capture??-???-199119910101Pacific Ocean, JapanWildWildJapan, Unknown to Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium (??-???-1991) to Kamogawa Sea World (??-???-????) to Vancouver Aquarium (31-Jul-2001)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied07-Mar-2012---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-K'YoshaFa. 1991Born30-Sep-199119910930Vancouver AquariumBjossaHyak II-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied04-Jan-1992Brain infectionpublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Bjossa'S Calf
(1995)
Fa. 1995Born08-Mar-199519950308Vancouver AquariumFinnaFinna-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied08-Mar-1995Umbilical rupturepublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-QilaFa. 1995Born23-Jul-199519950723Vancouver AquariumAuroraNanuq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied16-Nov-201620161116-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TuvaqMa. 2002Born20-Jul-200220020720Vancouver AquariumAuroraImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied17-Jul-2005-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-HanaFc. 1994Rescue14-Apr-200320030414Ishikawa, JapanWildWildIshikawa, Japan to Notojima Aquarium (14-Apr-2003) to Enoshima Aquarium (01-May-2003) to Vancouver Aquarium (16-Oct-2005)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied24-May-2015-Gastrointestinal illness-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-Hana's Calf
(2006)
Ma. 2006Stillbirth08-Jun-200620060608Vancouver AquariumHana???-Vancouver AquariumCanadaStillbirth08-Jun-2006--Hana's first calf was sired by an unknown male in Japan, she was pregnant when she arrived to VApublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-Hana's Calf
(2007)
Ua. 2007Miscarriage22-May-200720070522Vancouver AquariumHanaSpinnaker-Vancouver AquariumCanadaMiscarriage22-May-2007---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TiqaFa. 2008Born10-Jul-200820080710Vancouver AquariumQilaImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied16-Sep-2011Heart failurepublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetPorpoise, Harbor(Phocaena phocaena)-DaisyFc. 2008Rescue26-Aug-200820080826Gonzales Beach, VancouverWildWildGonzales Beach, Vancouver to VA Marine Mammal Rescue (26-Aug-2008) to Vancouver Aquarium (29-Jul-2009)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied15-Jun-201720170615-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-NalaFa. 2009Born07-Jul-200920090707Vancouver AquariumAuroraImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied22-Jun-2010Blowhole obstruction (coin tossed into pool)public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetPorpoise, Harbor(Phocaena phocaena)PP1103JackMc. ????Rescue16-Sep-201120110916Horseshoe Bay, VancouverWildWildHorseshoe Bay, Vancouver to VA Marine Mammal Rescue (16-Sep-2011) to Vancouver Aquarium (15-Mar-2012)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied11-Aug-201620160811-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male

Historical

The information in the table below represents the historical population of animals held at this facility combining living, dead and rehab animals into one inventory.   If you’re having trouble finding a specific dolphin, check the tabs above, they may have moved or died.  Italics indicate either an estimated date or deceased individual.  Estimated dates are intended to provide a general time frame when the animal was acquired and should not be treated as exact.  Be aware that the inclusion of rehabilitated animals may skew certain statistics, if you’d like to exclude them, type “public display” in the search bar.   Inventory Key

NoteThis inventory may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies due to lack of public sources. If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: September 15, 2017 11:19 pm

Image:Species:Scientific NameID #'sName:Sex:BornOriginOrigin Date:Sort-RefCaptured / Born At: Father:TransfersCurrently Lives / Died At:Region / State/ CountryStatus:Status Date:Stat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesKeyword column (invisible)
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Moby DollMc. ????Capture16-Jul-196419640716Saturna Island, BCWildWildGulf Islands, British Columbia to Burrard Dry Dock (17-Jul-1964) to Army Base, Jericho Beach (24-Jul-1964)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied05-Oct-1964Drowning and exhaustion (harpoon injury)public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-???Fc. ????Capture??-???-196619660101Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to Holding, Unknown (~ 1966) to Vancouver Aquarium (~ 1967)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-????---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-DianaFc. ????Capture??-???-196619660101Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to Holding, Unknown (~ 1966) to Vancouver Aquarium (~ 1967)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-????---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-ThetisFc. ????Capture??-???-196619660101Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to Holding, Unknown (~ 1966) to Vancouver Aquarium (~ 1967)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-????---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-SplasherMc. ????Capture??-???-196619660101Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to Holding, Santa Monica (??-???-1966) to Vancouver Aquarium (??-Sep-1966)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Mar-196919690301-Reportedly crushed against a wall by Skana, public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-SkanaFc. 1963Capture??-Feb-196719670201Yukon Harbor, WA, USWildWildPuget Sound, Pacific NW to Seattle Marine Aquarium (??-Feb-1967) to Vancouver, yacht show (??-Mar-1967) to Vancouver Aquarium (??-Mar-1967) Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied05-Oct-1980General mycotic infectionSkana was previously named "Walter"public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-BelaFc. ????Capture??-Sep-196719670901Bristol Bay, AlaskaWildWildBristol Bay, Alaska to Vancouver Aquarium (16-Sep-1967)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-May-1976-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-LugosiMc. ????Capture??-Sep-196719670901Bristol Bay, AlaskaBelaWildBristol Bay, Alaska to Vancouver Aquarium (18-Sep-1967) Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied28-Jul-1980-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-HyakMc. ????Capture22-Feb-196819680222Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Sea Pen, Garden Bay (22-Feb-1968) to Escape, Pender Harbor, BC (13-Feb-1969)Vancouver AquariumCanadaEscape13-Feb-1969-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-NatsidaliaFc. ????Capture26-Apr-196819680426Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Sea Pen, Garden Bay (26-Apr-1968)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied08-Nov-196819681108Heart failurepublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Hyak IiMc. 1967Capture26-Apr-196819680426Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Vancouver Aquarium (??-???-1968)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied16-Feb-199119910216Pneumoniapublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Skookum-CecilMc. ????Capture26-Apr-196819680426Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Sea Pen, Garden Bay (26-Apr-1968) to Escape, Garden Bay (26-Aug-1968)Vancouver AquariumCanadaEscape26-Aug-196819680826-Also known as "Irving"public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Calf 3)
Fc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Sep-1970-Died within days of arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Cow 1)
Fc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Oct-197019701001-Died ~ 8 weeks after arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Cow 2)
Fc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Nov-1970-Died ~ 10 weeks after arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Calf 1)
Mc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Sep-1970-Died within days of arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-None / Unk.
(Calf 2)
Mc. ????Capture??-Aug-197019700801Bruce Head, CanadaWildWildBruce Head to Vancouver Aquarium (27-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Sep-1970-Died within days of arrival. Vancouver Aquarium captured ~ 6 narwhals in August 1970 (1 male, 2 females, 3 calves). The three calves died within days, one of the females died after 2 months, the second adult female died after 10 weeks, and the male (named Keelaluga) died on December 26th public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetNarwhal(Monodon monoceros)-Keelah LugukMc. ????Capture16-Aug-197019700816Grise Fiord, NunavutWildWildGrise Fiord, Nunavut to Vancouver Aquarium (24-Aug-1970)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied26-Dec-197019701226--public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-WhitewingsFc. 1969Capture??-???-197119710101Baja California, MexicoWildWildBaja California, Mexico to Vancouver Aquarium (??-???-1971)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied24-Jan-2002--Whitewings was previously named "Diana II"public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-SanaqMc. ????Capture25-Jul-197619760725Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildHudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (29-Jul-1976)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied28-Feb-1985-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-KavnaFc. 1970Capture27-Jul-197619760727Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildHudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (29-Jul-1976)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied06-Aug-2012Cancerpublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetPorpoise, Harbor(Phocaena phocaena)--Uc. ????Rescue28-Sep-197619760928Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Vancouver Aquarium (28-Sep-1976)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-1976-Died sometime in late 1976, probably Octoberrescue, rehab, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TuaqMa. 1977Born13-Jul-197719770713Vancouver AquariumKavnaWild-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Nov-1977-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-FinnaMc. 1977Capture??-Nov-198019801119IcelandWildWildIceland, North Atlantic to Sædyrasafnid (??-Nov-1980) to Vancouver Aquarium (20-Dec-1980)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied06-Oct-1997Bacterial infection, pneumoniapublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, killer-whale
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)NOA0002720, SWC-LO-8227LavernFc. 1978Capture08-Jan-198219820108Pacific Ocean, CA, USWildWildPacific Ocean, California to SeaWorld San Diego (08-Jan-1982) to SeaWorld San Antonio (1990s) to Vancouver Aquarium (22-Jul-2005)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied20-May-2009---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-ArionMc. ????Capture??-???-198319830101Burrard Inlet, VancouverWildWildBurrard Drydocks, Vancouver to Vancouver Aquarium (??-???-1983)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-????---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-ChurchillMa. 1985Capture17-Jul-198519850717Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildHudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (??-Jul-1985)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied19-Feb-1990-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Bjossa'S Calf
(1988)
Fa. 1988Born13-Nov-198819881113Vancouver AquariumBjossaHyak II-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied04-Dec-1988Malnutritionpublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-AuroraFc. 1987Capture12-Aug-199019900812Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildHudson Bay, Manitoba to Holding, Manitoa (12-Aug-1990) to Vancouver Aquarium (15-Aug-1990)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied25-Nov-201620161125-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-SpinnakerMc. 1987Capture??-???-199119910101Pacific Ocean, JapanWildWildJapan, Unknown to Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium (??-???-1991) to Kamogawa Sea World (??-???-????) to Vancouver Aquarium (31-Jul-2001)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied07-Mar-2012---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-K'YoshaFa. 1991Born30-Sep-199119910930Vancouver AquariumBjossaHyak II-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied04-Jan-1992Brain infectionpublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)-Bjossa'S Calf
(1995)
Fa. 1995Born08-Mar-199519950308Vancouver AquariumFinnaFinna-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied08-Mar-1995Umbilical rupturepublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, killer-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-QilaFa. 1995Born23-Jul-199519950723Vancouver AquariumAuroraNanuq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied16-Nov-201620161116-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-HelenFc. 1988Rescue??-???-199619960101JapanWildWildJapan to Unknown History (??) to Enoshima Aquarium (??-???-????) to Vancouver Aquarium (16-Oct-2005)Vancouver AquariumCanada----Helen was rescued from net entanglement sometime prior to October 1996public display, living, current, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TuvaqMa. 2002Born20-Jul-200220020720Vancouver AquariumAuroraImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied17-Jul-2005-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-HanaFc. 1994Rescue14-Apr-200320030414Ishikawa, JapanWildWildIshikawa, Japan to Notojima Aquarium (14-Apr-2003) to Enoshima Aquarium (01-May-2003) to Vancouver Aquarium (16-Oct-2005)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied24-May-2015-Gastrointestinal illness-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-Hana's Calf
(2006)
Ma. 2006Stillbirth08-Jun-200620060608Vancouver AquariumHana???-Vancouver AquariumCanadaStillbirth08-Jun-2006--Hana's first calf was sired by an unknown male in Japan, she was pregnant when she arrived to VApublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetWhite-sided, Pacific(Lagenorhynchus obliquidens)-Hana's Calf
(2007)
Ua. 2007Miscarriage22-May-200720070522Vancouver AquariumHanaSpinnaker-Vancouver AquariumCanadaMiscarriage22-May-2007---public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TiqaFa. 2008Born10-Jul-200820080710Vancouver AquariumQilaImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied16-Sep-2011Heart failurepublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetPorpoise, Harbor(Phocaena phocaena)-DaisyFc. 2008Rescue26-Aug-200820080826Gonzales Beach, VancouverWildWildGonzales Beach, Vancouver to VA Marine Mammal Rescue (26-Aug-2008) to Vancouver Aquarium (29-Jul-2009)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied15-Jun-201720170615-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-NalaFa. 2009Born07-Jul-200920090707Vancouver AquariumAuroraImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied22-Jun-2010Blowhole obstruction (coin tossed into pool)public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female
No Image YetPorpoise, Harbor(Phocaena phocaena)PP1103JackMc. ????Rescue16-Sep-201120110916Horseshoe Bay, VancouverWildWildHorseshoe Bay, Vancouver to VA Marine Mammal Rescue (16-Sep-2011) to Vancouver Aquarium (15-Mar-2012)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied11-Aug-201620160811-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male
No Image YetPseudorca(Pseudorca crassidens)PC1401ChesterMc. 2014Rescue10-Jul-201420140710Chesterman's Beach, TofinoWildWildChesterman's Beach, Tofino to VA Marine Mammal Rescue (10-Jul-2014) to Vancouver Aquarium (03-Dec-2014)Vancouver AquariumCanada----public display, living, current, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male

Rehab

The information in the table below represents the rescue/rehab population of animals held at this facility.  These animals are held off exhibit in quarantine or hospital pools.  This rescue/rehab inventory includes historical rescues only, modern rescues will be listed under the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Center.

NoteThis inventory may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies due to lack of public sources. If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: September 15, 2017 11:19 pm

Image:Species:Scientific NameID #'sName:Sex:BornOriginOrigin Date:Sort-RefCaptured / Born At: Father:TransfersCurrently Lives / Died At:Region / State/ CountryStatus:Status Date:Stat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesKeyword column (invisible)
No Image YetPorpoise, Harbor(Phocaena phocaena)--Uc. ????Rescue28-Sep-197619760928Pender Harbor, BCWildWildPender Harbor, BC to Vancouver Aquarium (28-Sep-1976)Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-???-1976-Died sometime in late 1976, probably Octoberrescue, rehab, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia

Transfers

The information in the table below represents animals that have transferred out of this facility with the date of transfer and the location where they moved to.  This entry only represents the most recent transfer date of of this particular location.  If a dolphin has transferred back and forth multiple times, only the latest transfer is listed, however, the complete transfer history can be viewed by expanding the row.

NoteThis inventory may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies due to lack of public sources. If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: August 7, 2017 10:14 pm

ImageSpeciesScientificID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin Date:Sorting RefCaptured / Born at:MotherFatherTransferred From:Transferred ToOn:Sort-Ref-2Transfers (All)StatusStatus DateStat Sorting RefCause of DeathNotesKeyword column (invisible)
No Image YetKiller Whale(Orcinus orca)NOA0005948, SWC-OO-0126BjossaFc. 1978Capture??-Nov-198019801119IcelandWildWildVancouver AquariumSeaWorld San Diego21-Apr-200120010421Iceland, North Atlantic to Holding, Iceland (unk.) (19-Nov-1980) to Vancouver Aquarium (20-Dec-1980) to SeaWorld San Diego (21-Apr-2001)Died09-Oct-200110/09/2001Chronic respiratory disease-transfer-vanaqua, killer-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)NOA0006283, SWC-DL-0526AlluaFc. 1978Capture14-Jul-198519850714Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildVancouver AquariumSeaWorld San Diego24-Jul-200520050724Hudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (??-Jul-1985) to SeaWorld San Diego (24-Jul-2005)-----transfer-vanaqua
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)NOA0006731, SWT-DL-1176ImaqMc. 1987Capture12-Aug-199019900812Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildVancouver AquariumSeaWorld San Antonio17-Apr-201120110417Hudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (15-Aug-1990) to SeaWorld San Antonio (17-Apr-2011)-----transfer-vanaqua
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)NOA0005797, SWC-DL-9727NanuqMc. 1981Capture13-Aug-199019900813Hudson Bay, CanadaWildWildVancouver AquariumSeaWorld San Diego27-Jul-199719970727Hudson Bay, Manitoba to Vancouver Aquarium (??-Aug-1990) to SeaWorld San Diego (27-Jul-1997) to SeaWorld San Antonio (12-Feb-2005) to SeaWorld San Diego (20-Jan-2008) to SeaWorld Orlando (01-Jun-2014)Died09-Feb-201502/09/2015Infectious myositis, following a jaw fractureNanuq fractured his jaw during an incident with another whale (non-aggresive interaction)transfer-vanaqua

Park History

Park history is currently being researched and compiled.  This section will be updated as soon as possible.

References

References & sources will be updated as soon as possible.

6 comments

  1. merrell gerber

    you are missing a few recent beluga deaths.

  2. tilactl

    For Bjossa’s 1995 calf, the mother should be Bjossa and the father should be Finna.

  3. Brittany A.

    Kavna’s male calf, Tuaq was found dead in the beluga pool on a Tuesday, November 1, 1977.

    • cetabase

      Thanks Brittany, I’ll update the inventory.


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