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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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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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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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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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