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Cetaceans • Vancouver Aquarium • Canada

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Vancouver Aquarium

845 Avison Way • Vancouver, British Columbia • Canada

Living

The information in the table below represents current living cetaceans, from all species, held at this facility.  If you’re having trouble finding a specific individual, check the deceased or transferred animals – on mobile, scroll down to access these options.  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

Note: This inventory may contain inaccuracies or be incomplete due to lack of public sources, misleading information or mistranslation.  If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contact us at contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: September 21, 2018 11:11

ImageSpeciesScientific NameID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin DateSort-RefOrigin LocationMotherFatherTransfersLast LocationRegion / State/ CountryStatusStatus DateStat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesFilter
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific

Dead

The information in the table below represents deceased cetaceans, from all species, at this facility.  If you’re having trouble finding a specific individual, check the historical or transferred animals – on mobile, scroll down to access these options.  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 contain inaccuracies or be incomplete due to lack of public sources, misleading information or mistranslation.  If you have a correction or would like to submit information please contact us at contribute@cetabase.org or use our contact form!

Last updated: September 21, 2018 11:11

ImageSpeciesScientific NameID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin DateSort-RefOrigin LocationMotherFatherTransfersLast LocationRegion / State/ CountryStatusStatus DateStat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesFilter
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, beluga-whale
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, beluga-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 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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, beluga-whale
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, beluga-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TuaqMa. 1977Born13-Jul-197719770713Vancouver AquariumKavnaWild-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Nov-1977-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, beluga-whale
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, beluga-whale
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, beluga-whale
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, beluga-whale
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TuvaqMa. 2002Born20-Jul-200220020720Vancouver AquariumAuroraImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied17-Jul-2005-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, beluga-whale
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TiqaFa. 2008Born10-Jul-200820080710Vancouver AquariumQilaImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied16-Sep-2011Heart failurepublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, beluga-whale
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, porpoise, harbor-porpoise
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, beluga-whale
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, porpoise, harbor-porpoise
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 AquariumCanadaDied24-Nov-201720171124-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, dolphin, blackfish, false-killer, pseudorca

Historical

The information in the table below represents the historical cetacean population, from all species, combining all animals (living, dead, rehab, etc.) into one inventory.  If you’re having trouble finding a specific animal, please check the transfer page.  On mobile, scrolled down to access these options.  Italics indicate either a deceased individual or an estimated date. Estimated dates are intended to provide a general time frame when the animal was acquired and should not be treated as exact.  Also, be aware that the inclusion of rehab animals may skew certain statistics.  To exclude rehab animals type “public display” in the search bar.  For more information on how to read or use this table, check the inventory guide.

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

Last updated: September 21, 2018 11:11

ImageSpeciesScientific NameID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin DateSort-RefOrigin LocationMotherFatherTransfersLast LocationRegion / State/ CountryStatusStatus DateStat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesFilter
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, beluga-whale
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, beluga-whale
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, escape, release, 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, escape, release, 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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, narwhal
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, beluga-whale
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, beluga-whale
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, porpoise, harbor-porpoise
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TuaqMa. 1977Born13-Jul-197719770713Vancouver AquariumKavnaWild-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied??-Nov-1977-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, beluga-whale
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, beluga-whale
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, beluga-whale
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, beluga-whale
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TuvaqMa. 2002Born20-Jul-200220020720Vancouver AquariumAuroraImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied17-Jul-2005-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, male, beluga-whale
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
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, dolphin, lagenorhynchus, white-sided-pacific
No Image YetBeluga(Delphinapterus leucas)-TiqaFa. 2008Born10-Jul-200820080710Vancouver AquariumQilaImaq-Vancouver AquariumCanadaDied16-Sep-2011Heart failurepublic display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, female, beluga-whale
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, porpoise, harbor-porpoise
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, beluga-whale
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, porpoise, harbor-porpoise
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 AquariumCanadaDied24-Nov-201720171124-public display, death, dead, vancouver-aquarium, canada, british columbia, dolphin, blackfish, false-killer, pseudorca

Rehab

The information in the table below represents current and historical rehab patients, from all cetacean species, in the care of this facility.  Rescue/rehab animals are held off exhibit in quarantine or hospital pools.  If you’re having trouble finding a specific individual, check the historical or transferred animals – on mobile, scroll down to access these options.  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.  For more information on how to read or use this table, check the inventory guide.

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

ImageSpeciesScientific NameID #'sNameSexBornOriginOrigin DateSort-RefOrigin LocationMotherFatherTransfersLast LocationRegion / State/ CountryStatusStatus DateStat Sort-RefCause of DeathNotesFilter
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, porpoise, harbor-porpoise

Transfers

The information in the table below represents cetacean transfers out of this facility.  Transfers are listed by date and with the location where the animal moved to.  This entry only represents the most recent transfer date out of this particular location and will not note multiple moves in/out, however, the complete transfer history can be viewed by expanding the row (click the + sign).  For more information on how to read the table, check out the inventory guide.

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

Last updated: July 14, 2018 19:41

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-198019801101IcelandWildWildVancouver 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-200120011009Chronic 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, beluga-whale
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, beluga-whale
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-201520150209Infectious myositis, following a jaw fractureNanuq fractured his jaw during an incident with another whale (non-aggresive interaction)transfer-vanaqua, beluga-whale

Park History

Park history is currently being researched and compiled.

References

The following references have been useful in compiling this inventory.  Copies of the original sources are linked where possible and may also be available by request.  Materials cited and posted on this website are done so for the education and enrichment of the general public.  See the materials and methods page for more information on data mining and sources.

AuthorDateSort-RefTitle & DetailsFilter (invisible)
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NMFS(2013, Jul 09)20130709Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceansmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2014, Apr 07)20140407Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2014, Dec 15)20141215Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2015, Jun 08)20150608Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2015, Aug 21)20150821Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipedsmmir-nimm, complete-mmir
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NMFS(2017, Feb 15)20170215Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipeds (Google Sheets)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Jul 20)20170720Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipeds (Google Sheets)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Sep 29)20170929Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipeds (Google Sheets)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Oct 24)20171024Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Cetaceans & Pinnipeds (Google Sheet)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
NMFS(2017, Oct 30)20171030Marine Mammal Inventory Report, Complete Bottlenose Dolphins (Google Sheets)mmir-nimm, complete-mmir
Translation of Foreign Media: Materials from foreign sources are translated by a non-native speaker through the use of online translating programs like Google Translate, Bing and Babylon. Mistranslations can and do happen when using this method, but every effort is made to post the “most” correct interpretation of this information.  Be aware of this potential when citing or referencing foreign inventories.

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