Aquarium News

Oregon Coast Aquarium Unveils New Attractions

June 29, 2022

Newport, Oregon — The Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq) is thrilled to announce that its new Nature Play Area, Outdoor Amphitheater, and headwaters feature are now open to the public! These projects, alongside the construction of a new admissions annex and lobby renovations, comprise the first phase of the Aquarium’s multi-phase Capital Campaign, which was launched with the […]

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Celebrating 30 Years of the Oregon Coast Aquarium

May 23, 2022

The Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq) is celebrating its 30th birthday! May 23, 2022, marks 30 years of supporting marine life and inspiring ocean conservation on Oregon’s central coast. Originally founded as a way to stimulate the economy in the Yaquina Bay area while also serving year-round residents, the Aquarium became incorporated as a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit […]

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Member Appreciation Week

May 10, 2022

In honor of our members, the Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq) is hosting Member Appreciation Week from June 13 through June 19, 2022. During Member Appreciation Week, OCAq members will be granted early access to the Aquarium, with doors opening at 9:15am each day for members only. Members will also receive drink coupons, a 20% gift […]

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Seabird Safety

April 28, 2022

OCAq takes preventative measures against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza The Oregon Coast Aquarium is taking measures to protect its resident birds against Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI). HPAI is an avian disease that is transmitted between birds through their saliva, mucous, and feces. The global spread of HPAI is driven in part by migratory waterfowl, […]

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Welcomes Nemo the California Sea Lion

February 14, 2022

Newport, Oregon — The Oregon Coast Aquarium is thrilled to welcome a new addition to its sea lion colony: Nemo the 24 year old male California sea lion. Nemo came to the Aquarium from Animal Training and Research International Center (ATR Intl) at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, affiliated with California State Universities and located in […]

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Rare Nazca Booby Receives Care at Oregon Coast Aquarium

January 19, 2022

Newport, Oregon  — After receiving care at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq), a Nazca Booby (Sula granti) caught a flight to International Bird Rescue in Los Angeles, California for continued rehabilitation and eventual release. The bird was initially found hunkered down on the docks of Newport’s historic bayfront, over 3,000 miles away from its native […]

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Injured Sea Otter Receives Care at Oregon Coast Aquarium

December 1, 2021

Notice: this story was edited on December 06, 2021. Please scroll down to see the most up-to-date information. Newport, Oregon — An injured sea otter that hauled ashore on Cobble Beach at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area is now under assessment and care at the Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq). The sea otter was observed hauled ashore by Chief […]

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Commences Construction

October 19, 2021

Newport, Oregon — The tides are turning at the Oregon Coast Aquarium; guests may notice hard hats and high-visibility vests juxtaposed with the sights of our scenic estuary. The changing landscape is a sure sign of what’s to come: crews have broken ground on the construction of a new Children’s Nature Play Area, Outdoor Amphitheater, […]

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Oregon Coast Aquarium is Otterly Delighted to Welcome New Pup

July 29, 2021

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is honored to announce a new addition to its sea otter raft: Earle the southern sea otter pup.  Earle was found stranded at Asilomar State Marine Reserve in Pacific Grove, California in May of 2021. Earle was cold and lethargic, and his mother could not be located. The cause of Earle’s […]

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Oregon Coast Aquarium to Receive $5 Million Appropriation

June 25, 2021

Newport, Oregon — State Legislature is set to approve Senate Bill 5534, which will allocate $5 million from the state’s lottery bonds to support Phase II of the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s (OCAq) five-year capital campaign. State Representative David Gomberg, who serves as a Co-Vice Chair on the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, acted as […]

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