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Senior marine mammal trainer Lenora Marquez works with Helen, a Pacific white-sided dolphin, on Jan. 17, 2018. Helen is the last remaining cetacean at the Vancouver Aquarium.

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Vancouver Aquarium announces it will no longer keep whales and dophins in captivity

“This aquarium has always been about engaging people, lighting that little flickering flame of curiosity about the ocean," said CEO and President John Nightingale. "The distraction around the whole debate of keeping whales and dolphins, makes pursuing that mission impossible on some fronts and very difficult on others.”