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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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The Oregon Coast Aquarium is Going LIVE in 3..2..1..

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is Going LIVE in 3..2..1..

July 17, 2019

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium is excited to announce the installation of three new live cameras: The Shark Cam, the Seabird Cam, and the Otter Cam. Each of the cameras have their own unique features so that viewers can control the direction and zoom of the camera, listen to the birds in the aviary, […]

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The “Blue Tide” is Upon Us…

May 31, 2019

Newport, Oregon— The “Blue Tide” is upon us, as beaches all along the Oregon coast are strewn with an aquamarine layer of jelly-like organisms especially apparent at low tide. These are the innumerable bodies of by-the-wind sailors, formally known as Velella velella, and their strandings are a regular, yet fascinating late spring phenomenon in coastal […]

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Oregon Coast Aquarium and SAGE to Host The Future of Our Oceans with Dr. Sylvia Earle

May 7, 2019

Newport, Oregon – The Oregon Coast Aquarium and SAGE will co-host The Future of Our Oceans with renowned marine biologist, oceanographer and author, Dr. Sylvia Earle, on Sunday, May 19th at the Portland State University Viking Pavilion. Dr. Sylvia Earle will speak about the state of our ocean, the protection of biodiversity and how we […]

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Aquarium Youth Team Places Sixth at National Ocean Sciences Bowl in Washington D.C.

April 17, 2019

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s youth team, “Nerdi Nautili,” placed sixth at the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) in Washington D.C. this past weekend. The Aquarium team earned the chance to compete against twenty-four teams from across the country after placing first at the regional Salmon Bowl for the second year in a row […]

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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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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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