November 19, 2018

Vancouver Aquarium Releases Rehabilitated Harbour Porpoise Marking First Successful Release of a Rescued Cetecean

VANCOUVER, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ – After more than five months of veterinary treatment at the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre, presented by Port Metro Vancouver, Levi, a rescued harbour porpoise, was carefully lowered into the waters of Saanich Inlet this morning, before slapping his tail against the surface and taking off in a flash. He is the first cetacean (i.e., porpoise, dolphin or whale) to have been successfully rehabilitated at the Rescue Centre and released back to the wild.

“When Levi came to the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre as a stranded animal in