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Aquarium and Partners to Host “Rise Above Plastic Pollution Day” at Oregon State Capitol

March 7, 2019

Salem, Oregon—Thursday, March 14 will be officially proclaimed “Rise Above Plastic Pollution Day” at the Oregon State Capitol by Governor Kate Brown. The event—co-hosted by the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Surfrider Foundation Oregon, SOLVE, Oregon Shores Conservation Coalition, and Environment Oregon—aims to raise awareness and inspire action to address the global plastic pollution crisis. Each organization […]

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Welcomes Julie Woodward as Director of Marketing

February 14, 2019

Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium is proud to announce and welcome Julie Woodward as the Director of Marketing. Woodward brings over twenty-five years of PR and marketing experience both on the agency and client side. A long-time resident of Seattle, Washington, Woodward has a strong grasp on markets in the Pacific Northwest. Her brand experience […]

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Aquarium Youth Team Place First at Salmon Bowl for Second Year in a Row

February 7, 2019

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s youth team, “Nerdi Nautili,” placed first at the Salmon Bowl for the second year in a row this past weekend. The win earned each of the five high school students, Genevieve Coblentz-Strong, Abbey DuBois, Noah Goodwin-Rice, Noah King-Groh, and Jeremy Schaffer, thousand dollar scholarships to Oregon State University (OSU). […]

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Both Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Pass Despite Aquarium Efforts

Both Olive Ridley Sea Turtles Pass Despite Aquarium Efforts

December 17, 2018

Newport, Oregon – It is with great sadness that we report of the death of the two olive ridley sea turtles despite strong Aquarium staff efforts toward their recovery. The first sea turtle, named Donatello, stranded on Horsefall Beach in Coos Bay on Wednesday. The female olive ridley suffered from multiple breaks in her shell, blood-loss […]

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Second Sea Turtle Strands in Waldport Amid Hazardous Surf

December 16, 2018

Newport, Oregon – A second female olive ridley sea turtle is under care at the Oregon Coast Aquarium after stranding in Beachside State Park in Waldport on Saturday morning.   The sea turtle will join the other female olive ridley that arrived on Thursday in the Aquarium’s climate-controlled quarantine space designated for sea turtle rehabilitation. […]

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Stranded Sea Turtle Rescued by Dedicated Samaritan in Coos Bay

December 13, 2018

Newport, Oregon – The Oregon Coast Aquarium admitted a severely injured and hypothermic olive ridley sea turtle this morning for care. Civilians found the turtle yesterday afternoon while walking near Horsefall Beach in North Bend, Coos Bay. Pictures and a video of the sea turtle were posted in a Facebook group, “What’s Happening Coos Bay.” […]

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Sea Otter Holding Facility Fully Funded—Thanks to YOU!

December 11, 2018

Newport, Oregon – On Giving Tuesday, the Oregon Coast Aquarium announced a campaign to build a new sea otter holding facility. The facility would allow the Aquarium to take in an additional rescued sea otter and facilitate new Behind-the-Scenes guest experiences. Thanks to generous donations from Aquarium supporters, the sea otter holding facility has been […]

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Watch for Stranded Sea Turtles This Winter

November 27, 2018

Key Message: If you find a sea turtle on the beach this winter, immediately note its location, remain nearby to observe it if possible, and contact the Oregon State Police Tipline at 800-452-7888 or the Marine Mammal Stranding Network (MMSN) in Oregon, Washington, and California at 1-866-767-6114. Newport, Oregon – If you’re out walking the […]

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Aquarium Raising Funds for New Sea Otter Holding Facility

November 12, 2018

Newport, Oregon – Sea otters are a hot topic on the Oregon coast right now, for two reasons: First, the Oregon Coast Aquarium is announcing plans for a new sea otter holding facility. The facility will allow the Aquarium to care for additional rescued sea otters and facilitate new Behind the Scenes guest experiences. Second, […]

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USBank-Newport Donates to Aquarium Nature Playspace

September 7, 2018

Thank you to USBank-Newport for the generous donation toward the Oregon Coast Aquarium Children’s Nature Playspace. The donation will support the expansion and renovation of the Aquarium’s playground into a sustainable forestry and timber-themed nature playspace. Pictured is Tina Yeager, USBank Newport Branch Manager (right) and Molly Dumas, Oregon Coast Aquarium Director of Development (left). […]

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