Aquarium News

Grounded Marbled Murrelet Chick Takes Flight

October 17, 2022

Newport, Oregon — A grounded marbled murrelet chick has taken wing thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Oregon Coast Aquarium (OCAq), Oregon State University’s Oregon Marbled Murrelet Project (OMMP), and the Wildlife Center of the North Coast (WCNC). The marbled murrelet, Brachyramphus marmoratus, has faced rapid population declines due to habitat loss and pollution, and […]

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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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Juvenile Brown Pelican Found Snared by Fishing Hook and Line

June 18, 2019

Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium admitted a juvenile brown pelican Thursday night that was found snared in a fishing hook and line. Civilians transferred the large bird to the Aquarium after finding it severely entangled and in distress at Devil’s Punchbowl State Park. Upon receiving the pelican, Aquarium Bird Staff immediately began triage to assess […]

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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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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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