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May 23, 2008

Oddwater Opens!

The new exhibit combines art and marine biology The Oregon Coast Aquarium's newest changing exhibit, Oddwater takes a look at some of the most bizarre life forms in the ocean and shows how their unusual adaptations help them survive. The exhibit combines marine biology and art with blown glass inside the displays and life-size murals of the ocean’s larger oddities. Oddwater offers an expe... more

May 15, 2008

Migratory Bird Day Celebration May 31

The day of activities includes a birding walk and guest speaker Ram Papish The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) May 31, 2008, with activities focusing on migratory birds throughout the day. IMBD was created in 1993 to focus attention on one of the most important and spectacular events in the life of a migratory bird – its journey between its summer... more

May 12, 2008

Aquarium Offers A Full Spectrum Of Summer Camps

Family Adventure Camps and day care are new additions to summer programs The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a variety of fascinating and fun day camps this summer. Kids and young adults can choose one or more camps—or a series—each one offering a different topic. “This year we’re offering more camps than ever, including the exciting new Family Adventure Camps,” said Alicia Christiensen, A... more

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