Aquarium News

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Common Murre Chicks Flood West Coast Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers

September 5, 2018

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium is treating an unusually high number of common murre (Uria aalge) chicks this season. The chicks, which are often mistaken for baby penguins, are being found all along the West Coast abandoned, deceased or in very poor health. Just this week, the Aquarium received 3 chicks in addition to […]

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Volunteer at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

August 31, 2018

Newport, Oregon—Do you or someone you know have a passion for octopuses, sea otters and charismatic tufted puffins? How about an avid interest in the fishes that call Oregon’s waters home? The Oregon Coast Aquarium is hosting a Volunteer Recruiting Day on Thursday, September 6 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone interested in joining […]

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Guide to Oregon’s Sharks and Their Relationship with Humans

July 24, 2018

Newport, Oregon— Oregonians are no strangers to large animals with lots of teeth. Veterans of Oregon’s incredible wilderness know the importance of vigilance and taking precautionary steps to prevent dangerous encounters with bears, cougars or, dare we say, Bigfoot. But as most people know—and fear—toothy animals don’t stop at the shore. The waters off the […]

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Diving for Oregon’s Marine Reserves

July 6, 2018

It’s 7:00 AM. The sun just begins to glimmer over the surface of Yaquina Bay, where the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s research vessel, Gracie Lynn, gently rocks in its slip at the Port of Newport. Jim Burke, Director of Animal Husbandry at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, arrived about 30 minutes ago to finish loading supplies for […]

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Aquarium to Welcome Lincoln County Hospitality Workers

June 19, 2018

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will thank Lincoln County restaurant, lodging and gas station employees with free admission from Monday, June 25 through Friday, June 29. Hospitality employees that wish to take advantage of the offer will be asked to provide proof of employment with a recent pay stub. Those unsure if their place […]

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We asked a squid expert about the masses of eggs arriving on our coast…

May 22, 2018

Lately the Aquarium has been receiving a lot of questions about these translucent sacs being found along the Oregon coast. And no, we’re not talking about those pickle-like pyrosomes. The sacs can be found in a cluster, akin to a bunch of grapes, or as individuals. If observed closely, you can just make out a […]

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Oregon Coast Aquarium Recognized for Outstanding Social Media Program

May 3, 2018

Newport, OR – The Oregon Coast Aquarium won the Outstanding Oregon Social Media Program Award at the 2017 Travel & Tourism Industry Achievement Awards, presented at the 2018 Oregon Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Bend this past weekend. “The achievement awards recognize people and organizations that enhance travel and tourism experiences across Oregon.” said the […]

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