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April 15, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium to Host Celebration of Pinniped Exhibit Reopening

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will host a weekend packed with flippers, fur, and fun on April 27 – 28 to celebrate the opening of the newly remodeled Pinniped Exhibit. The exhibit, home to the Aquarium’s harbor seals and California sea lions, has many new features that will benefit animals and guests alike. To celebrate the reopening, the Aquarium will be bubbling with pinniped... more

April 08, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Remotely Operated Vehicle Contest

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Remotely Operated Vehicle Contest Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium hosted a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition on Thursday and Friday for Lincoln County middle and high school students as part of the Oregon Regional Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) ROV program. The program is intended to, “Engage students in hands-on engineering ... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Discount for Summer Camp Early Registration

Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Discount for Summer Camp Early Registration Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a 10 percent discount for people who register for their summer camp programs before April 15. Voted as Lincoln County’s best summer camp for children, the day camps offer a diverse array of marine science related activities distinctive to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. ... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Diving Demo Tour and Award-Winning Photographer

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Diving Demo Tour and Award-Winning Photographer Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium continues to enhance its world-class marine education experience by hosting a Demo Tour stop on April 12 – 14 from Diving Unlimited International, known as DUI for short. The “DUI Dog Rally and Demo Day,” in its 10th year at the Aquarium, offers participants the opportun... more

April 03, 2013

Job Fair at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

News Release – April 2, 2013 Newport, Oregon— Ever wished you could work at the most popular tourism destination on the Oregon Coast? This may be your chance! The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Wildlife Trading Company and Sharpshooter Imaging will host a job fair on Tuesday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The job fair and interviews will be held in the Aquarium’s classroom on the staff entr... more

March 15, 2013

The Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Extended Hours for Spring Break

News Release – March 14, 2013  The Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Extended Hours for Spring Break Newport, Oregon— “There is nothing like shaking hands with the largest species of octopus in the world, or waking up in the Passages of the Deep tunnels surrounded by dozens of sharks,” said Wendy Spaulding, Education Programs Coordinator for the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Starting Saturda... more

Aialik, The “Big Brother” Sea Otter, Dies

News Release – March 6, 2013   Aialik, The “Big Brother” Sea Otter, Dies Newport, Oregon— The staff of the Oregon Coast Aquarium sadly announce the death of Aialik, a northern sea otter who was “big brother” to the Aquarium’s sea otter family. Aialik was humanely euthanized Wednesday morning, March 6, at the Aquarium’s veterinary care center because of a failing urinary tract tha... more

Spring Volunteer Training To Begin At The Oregon Coast Aquarium

Press Release – February 15, 2013 Spring Volunteer Training To Begin At The Oregon Coast Aquarium Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium volunteer spring training session begins on April 6th, 2013. In order to apply applicants must submit an official application which is available at the admissions area of the Aquarium or on www.aquarium.org. After receiving your completed applicat... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium Breaks Ground On Pinniped Remodel

Press Release – January 24, 2013 Oregon Coast Aquarium Breaks Ground On Pinniped Exhibit Remodel Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium is set to begin a much anticipated renovation that will overhaul the Pinniped (Seal and Sea Lion) exhibit. The goal of the project is to increase the educational and overall guest experience while viewing the exhibit. “The Pinniped Exhibit remod... more

December 21, 2012

Despite Rehabilitation Efforts, Stranded Sea Turtles Pass Away

Newport, Oregon— The attempt to revive and stabilize the two sea turtles that were found on the Oregon coast on Monday December 17th came to a sad conclusion Thursday with both animals passing away. The Olive Ridley turtle never recovered from cold shock and was unresponsive from the moment it arrived at the Oregon Coast Aquarium with very little to no detectable signs of life. Veterinari... more