Aquarium News

Oregon Coast Aquarium Receives Largest Grant Ever from Roundhouse Foundation

April 26, 2021

Newport, Oregon — The Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq) has received the largest grant in its history, in the amount of $5 million, courtesy of the Roundhouse Foundation. The Roundhouse Foundation is located in Sisters, Oregon, and supports solutions to the challenges associated with rural culture and landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Their primary areas of focus […]

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Volunteers Support Aquarium Amid Pandemic

December 15, 2020

Newport, Oregon—Diving into tanks, maintaining grounds, preparing diets, and educating guests—it’s all a day in the life of a volunteer at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Volunteers offer their support Aquarium-wide, from working on special projects and clerical work to preparing food for the animals. Dive volunteers plunge into cold waters to clean exhibits, horticulture volunteers […]

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Two Sea Turtles Stranded on Oregon Beaches

December 15, 2020

Newport, Oregon —  Two Olive Ridley sea turtles have been found on Oregon beaches within the past month, indicating a change in ocean conditions and the potential for more strandings as winter approaches. An adult female Olive Ridley sea turtle was reported stranded on a beach in Lincoln City earlier this week. The Marine Mammal Stranding […]

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The Oregon Coast Aquarium Partners with the Newport Symphony Orchestra

December 15, 2020

Newport, Oregon — During the Aquarium’s recent closure, the Newport Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Coast Aquarium collaborated to provide a new form of enrichment for our otters. Together, a music video in front of the sea otter window was created. The very appropriate music “Variations on Water Music Themes”, Handel arr. Kummer, Allegretto was […]

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Oceanscape Network relaunch brings science and nature to teens, educators

February 12, 2020

Newport, Oregon — The Oregon Coast Aquarium announces the relaunch of Oceanscape Network, the largest online marine and natural history education provider in the state of Oregon. Connecting youth and educators to nature and conservation topics,  www.oceanscape-aquarium.org is a free educational resource that facilitates the teen user’s personal exploration of the natural world through a […]

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Geriatric Care at Oregon Coast Aquarium

February 6, 2020

Newport, Oregon – Geriatric care is a little talked about but essential part of care for our pinnipeds. Most people don’t consider their late twenties as ‘old age’, but for sea lions and seals, they’ve already begun to receive over the hill cards. And just like humans, their geriatric years require special care and evaluation. Animal […]

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Rockfish Survey Development

February 5, 2020

Newport, Oregon – Nearshore semi-pelagic rockfish in Oregon are the cornerstone of the recreational fishing fleet. Both sport and commercial fishermen are familiar with them, as are diners up and down the coast. But one thing that may not be known are their numbers. In order to properly maintain and manage species preservation and population, […]

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Free Admission for Lincoln County Residents

Free Admission for Lincoln County Residents

September 27, 2019

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will offer Lincoln County Residents free admission on October 12, 2019 to give thanks for twenty-seven years of support and to provide a sneak peek of the Aquarium’s plans for the future. The Aquarium be open from 10 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, October 12. Lincoln Country residents […]

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You Otter Visit the Aquarium for Sea Otter Awareness Day

September 18, 2019

Newport, Oregon— What “otter” place is better to celebrate International Sea Otter Awareness Day than the Oregon Coast Aquarium? On Saturday, September 28, the Aquarium is holding a special event to raise awareness of the vital role sea otters play in nearshore ecosystems. Guests will also have Behind the Scenes access to see the brand […]

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Juvenile Humpback Whale Strands on Oregon Coast

Juvenile Humpback Whale Strands on Oregon Coast

August 21, 2019

Newport, Oregon— A 20’ juvenile humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) that washed ashore north of the Alsea River near Waldport on Wednesday, August 14 was euthanized. A team organized by the Oregon State University-based Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network (OMMSN), including the Oregon Coast Aquarium and in collaboration with the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, […]

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