INSTITUTE FOR THE OCEANS and FISHERIES
MMRU is part of the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries which falls under the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia
The Vancouver Aquarium provides laboratory space, animal care and training expertise
THE BLUE WHALE PROJECT
In 2007, MMRU initiated the Blue Whale Project to find and articulate a blue whale skeleton for the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum. The skeleton is 82 feet long (25 m) and hangs in the glass atrium at the center of the UBC campus. It is the largest skeleton ever suspended without external reinforcement. The museum will open to the public in October 16, 2010.