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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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Active Recovery Efforts and Beach Restrictions Help Endangered Snowy Plovers

May 8, 2019

Newport, Oregon – On Thursday, May 2, the Oregon Coast Aquarium treated an injured female Western snowy plover found at a plover nesting site in Oregon Dunes Overlook. Researchers with the Oregon Biodiversity Information Center (ORBIC) at Portland State University identified and captured the endangered bird on Thursday while conducting nest surveys in the sand […]

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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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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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