It’s been a long time since I ventured to the Vancouver Aquarium, found inside Stanley Park here in Vancouver, BC, Canada, so the invitation by a friend of mine — Angela — to head over to see the aquatic wildlife was more than welcome. Angela, Susanne (my girlfriend), and I headed over last week to poke around the Aquarium and we had a great time. We went to watch the dolphins, inspected the jellyfish, ventured into the Amazon rainforest exhibit (with exotic birds and butterflies flying all around us, in addition to a pair of slow-moving sloths among the trees), ran our hands over some starfish and sea anemone (the latter is quite sticky).

But one of the highlights of our several hour long visit was the beluga show. The trainers taught the white whales to do some rather interesting things, but of course we all know that they are simply extensions of natural behaviour. In any case, here are a couple of videos that we took while we were there of the beluga whales during the show.

It was a pretty hot summer day, so the belugas decided to help a couple of young boys cool down in a way that only belugas can: