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September 10, 2008

Sea Otter Awareness Week September 21-27

Activities will inform visitors about the loveable marine mammals The Oregon Coast Aquarium will observe Sea Otter Awareness Week September 21-27, 2008, a week-long event to educate the public about the integral role that sea otters play in the marine ecosystem. The event will include talks by mammalogists, sea otter crafts and an abundance of literature about sea otters’ natural history and... more

September 05, 2008

Aquarium President Accepts Position In Ohio

Schmidt will move closer to family in the Midwest Dale Schmidt, Oregon Coast Aquarium President and Chief Executive Officer, submitted his notice of resignation this week after accepting a position as Assistant Zoo Director and Chief Operating Officer at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Columbus, Ohio. The move will bring Schmidt closer to his family in the Midwest. A national search for Sch... more

August 26, 2008

Aquarium Holds Workshop For International Veterinary Students

The workshop focused on specialties of fish medicine The Oregon Coast Aquarium hosted 15 students and veterinarians from around the world last week in a special two day workshop focusing on veterinary medicine of “exotics” including a lecture and hands-on training. The students came from Mexico, Germany, England, Holland, Switzerland and the US (Oregon and California). The workshop was th... more

August 21, 2008

Aquarium Hosts Labor Day Weekend Car Show

The Annual event offers family fun on summer’s last weekend bash The Oregon Coast Aquarium is hosting its 2008 Labor Day Weekend Car Show, Saturday and Sunday, August 30 and 31 from 9 am to 3 pm. The car show, held in the Aquarium parking lot, is free for those attending. For those participating in the show there is a $10 registration fee per car per day. The celebration includes vintage an... more

August 11, 2008

Oregon Coast Aquarium Named Among Trip Advisor's Top Ten

Oregon Coast Aquarium comes in at number 5 in the national ranking TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel community, last week announced the top 10 aquariums and zoos in the U.S., according to traveler popularity and TripAdvisor editors. Top 10 U.S. Aquariums Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg, TennesseeTennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga, Tennessee Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monte... more

August 05, 2008

Dive and Snorkel at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Swim with the fishes, learn underwater photography and try out a dry suit The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering snorkelers and certified divers an opportunity to spend a weekend swimming with the fish and learning about marine life. The Aquarium is partnering with Diving Unlimited International (DUI), a scuba diving equipment manufacturer, to host the annual Diver Rally and Demo Days Friday,... more

July 16, 2008

Aquarium Offers Youth Work Experience Program

Teenagers earn college credit and gain work experience as Aquarium volunteers The Oregon Coast Aquarium is looking for teenagers to join its Youth Work Experience Program. Young people have an opportunity to explore the fascinating world of marine science and share their knowledge as Aquarium interpreters. Youth volunteers spend 24 hours in training learning about marine science, marine anim... more

July 08, 2008

Aquarium Presents Jellyfish Jubilee Celebration of Food and Wine

More of the region’s top restaurants join the Jellyfish Jubilee lineup Excitement is building as more of the area’s top restaurants join the lineup for the Aquarium’s first-ever fund raiser, the inaugural Jellyfish Jubilee; A Celebration of Food and Wine. The event, benefitting the Aquarium’s exhibits and education programs, is slated to become an annual affair, offering an evening of Northw... more

June 10, 2008

Breakfast With The Sharks To Kick Off Shark Week

Shark Week spotlights sharks as important members of the marine environment The Oregon Coast Aquarium and Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will celebrate the twenty first annual Shark Week July 27 – August 2 with a variety of events highlighting the fascinating world of sharks. “Breakfast with the Sharks” will kick off Shark Week, allowing visitors to enter the Aquarium before it open... more

June 01, 2008

World Ocean Day June 8

Family-friendly World Ocean Day activities planned at AZA zoos and aquariums The Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will celebrate World Ocean Day June 8 with a variety of events highlighting the marine environment. World Ocean Day celebrations are part of "Wonders of Water," AZA's public education campaign to help people understand that from the air we bre... more