Brandon and steller sea lion

Brandon and Steller sea lion at research station


November 25, 2012

He came for the hockey but stayed for the sea lions.

Well, that’s part of the story anyway.

Brandon Russell is a research technician at the Open Water Research Station, a site in Port Moody where important Steller sea lion research is being done. But his fascination with the ocean starts much earlier in his life. Picture a little Brandon running around in an area in Colorado that used to be an inland sea once upon a time. It was there where he found fossils and ancient shark teeth, dreaming as a kid of becoming a marine paleontologist one day.

See full story from the Vancouver Aquarium here

Our undertake open ocean research with trained sea lions that contributes to the conservation of marine mammals in the wild.