News & Announcements

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May 07, 2008

Aquarium Presents Whales: Touching The Mystery

Author Doug Thompson to read, sign book and present film May 16 and 17 The Oregon Coast Aquarium is teaming up with Writers on the Edge and Mountain Writers to bring Doug Thompson, author of Whales: Touching the Mystery to Newport for a series of readings, a film screening, and other activities Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17. Doug Thompson will share his thirty years of experience studyi... more

May 06, 2008

Youth Volunteers To Present Symposium

Oregon Coast Aquarium youth volunteers will present a symposium on six different marine topics May 24 at the Aquarium. Six groups, including Nye ARMS (Awareness, Research, Monitoring, and Stewardship), the NOSB Team (National Ocean Science Bowl), Green Teens, Native Plants Team, Oddwater Team and Animal Enrichment Team will give presentations about their projects. When the youths are not presen... more

April 29, 2008

Aquarium Prepares To Open Oddwater

The new exhibit combines marine biology and art The Oregon Coast Aquarium is preparing to open Oddwater, a new exhibit, Memorial Day weekend. As the name implies, Oddwater offers encounters with strange marine life. Oddwater will take a look at some of the most bizarre life forms in the ocean and show how their unusual adaptations help them survive. As opening day draws near, animals arrive... more

April 10, 2008

Fur Seal Adapts To New Home At Seaworld

The fur seal spent nearly nine months recovering at the Oregon Coast Aquarium A rescued Guadalupe fur seal that had been in rehabilitation at the Oregon Coast Aquarium is doing well in her new home at SeaWorld in San Diego. The fur seal, named Lola, is adapting well to her environment in the warmer waters of San Diego’s SeaWorld. Tom Goff, head of the SeaWorld mammal department, reports that... more

March 04, 2008

Spring Break Activities At The Aquarium

Spring Break Programs The Oregon Coast Aquarium will offer Home School Day March 17 and activities for all ages during spring break. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to enjoy themselves at the beach while learning about marine science and spending time together. Our educators are really special and deeply dedicated to inspiring kids to connect with nature. March 23 - Sharks an... more

February 20, 2008

Rescued Fur Seal To Leave Aquarium For Seaworld

The seal’s destination will be warmer waters where she will remain in captivity A rescued Guadalupe fur seal that has been in rehabilitation at the Oregon Coast Aquarium will be moved to her new home at Sea World in San Diego this Friday. When the seal was brought to the Aquarium last August, the goal of husbandry staff was to rehabilitate and release her. Guadalupe fur seals are protected ... more

January 30, 2008

Valentine's Day Weekend: Sea Lion Kisses And Breakfast With The Sharks!

These are no ordinary Valentines! The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a unique way to say, “I Love You.” Sea lion kisses are featured during the Valentine’s Day sea lion encounters February 14 and Breakfast with the Sharks is offered on President’s Day weekend after Valentine’s Day. On these special encounters, visitors get up close to the ocean’s creatures and learn about them from Aquari... more

January 22, 2008

Oregon Coast Aquarium Seeks Volunteers

Spring Training Begins March 11 The Oregon Coast Aquarium invites people who want to know more about marine life and the coastal environment to become a volunteer. Enrollment is open now for Spring Volunteer Training which gets underway March 11 and continues each Tuesday afternoon through May 13 from 3 pm – 6 pm. Through a series of lectures and hands-on activities, volunteers learn about t... more

January 11, 2008

Siletz Tribal Contribution Fund Awards Grant To Aquarium

The grant will help fund the Aquarium’s upcoming “Oddwater” exhibit The Oregon Coast Aquarium was awarded a grant from the Siletz Tribal Contribution Fund to help finance the Aquarium’s upcoming exhibit, Oddwater, slated to open Memorial Day weekend 2008. Aquarium staff began dismantling its most recent changing exhibit, Claws!, January 7 to allow construction on the new exhibit to begin. ... more

January 07, 2008

Aquarium Looks Forward To A New Year

2008 brings a newly elected board of directors and a new exhibit As the Oregon Coast Aquarium begins dismantling the Claws exhibit and preparations are underway for the new Oddwater exhibit, a mood of optimism is building for the coming year. A new board chair and elected officers are developing a new fundraising plan, including two new fundraiser events. Partnerships are being strengthened ... more