OPEN WATER RESEARCH
Our Mission...to undertake open ocean research with trained sea lions that contributes to the conservation of marine mammals in the wild.
Uncovering clues in one of the greatest unresolved marine mysteries
Researchers at the University of British Columbia’s Marine Mammal Research Unit have partnered with the Vancouver Aquarium to study the unexplained decline of Steller sea lions in the North Pacific. This is an ambitious project to discover the reasons behind the mysterious disappearance of sea lions and what it could mean for the ocean ecosystem.