Vancouver Aquarium's rescue team to be featured in new TV series

Feb 3 2020, 3:25 pm

A new TV documentary series will give viewers an in-depth look into the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Team’s efforts to save critters on BC’s coast.

It’s called Wild Pacific Rescue! and the six episodes are being produced by Toronto-based White Wine Pictures. It will premiere in spring 2021 on the Cottage Life channel in Canada and Sky TV in the UK.

“Wild Pacific Rescue will take viewers on dramatic and emotional animal rescue expeditions along the rugged, mountain-ringed coastline of the Pacific Northwest,” the Vancouver Aquarium wrote in a blog post.

Veterinarian Marty Haulena will be a main character in the show as the team works to rehabilitate orcas, sea lions, dolphins, and sea turtles.

Marine Mammal Rescue Team

Marine Mammal Rescue Team/Vancouver Aquarium

“On any given day the rescue team could be disentangling a trapped California sea lion from a fishing net, administering antibiotics to a sick Orca from a moving Zodiac, or hand raising an orphaned sea otter pup,” the aquarium says.