John Nightingale, Vancouver Aquarium CEO and Ocean Wise founder died at age 75

John Nightingale Death – Well known Vancouver Aquarium lead, John Nightingale has passed away suddenly. He was confirmed dead on Monday, June 5, 2023. He died leaving his family, friends and loved ones devastated and heartbroken learning of his sudden death. He will be greatly missed, especially by Vancouver Aquarium where he devotedly served from the year 1992 until his time of death.  Read the following statement mourning the death of John Nightingale:

“John Nightingale, Ocean Wise founder and former Vancouver Aquarium CEO, dies at 75: Former Vancouver Aquarium CEO John Nightingale died Monday at the age of 75 in Vernon, B.C. Nightingale was head of the aquarium for 25 years from 1993 to 2018”

John Nightingale Cause of death

John Nightingale passed away on Monday after a long battle with an illness. At the time of this publication, the specific illness is yet to be identified. The veteran researcher served as the director of the Vancouver Aquarium for more than 25 years. Additionally, he established Ocean Wise, which is a global ocean conservation organization.  “At his core, John was both a professional biologist and a superb communicator who helped millions of people to become aware, interested and active in preserving the world’s oceans…”  a recent post confirmed.

He inspired children to become marine scientists, citizens to become volunteers and donors, and governments to enact policies protecting marine mammals, fisheries, and ecosystems,” Nightingale was born in Colorado and reared in Oregon. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Nightingale worked at marine facilities in New York, Seattle, and Maui.  Under John’s direction, the Vancouver Aquarium continued to expand, and it gained international recognition not just as a wonderful aquarium but also as a pioneer in the field of ocean conservation teaching and research.

On Thursday, the Vancouver Aquarium tweeted about Nightingale’s demise, calling him “an inspirational leader and a champion for ocean conservation.” Nightingale had been diagnosed with cancer in recent years. The post reads: “It is with a heavy heart that we acknowledge the passing of Dr. John Nightingale on Monday. We extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and to all who knew him.”

John Nightingale obituary and funeral plans will be released at a later date

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