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November 06, 2006

Aquarium To Host 14th Annual Sea Of Lights

The holiday festival is December 1 and 2 The Oregon Coast Aquarium will host the 14th Annual Sea of Lights December 1 and 2, offering something for everyone in the family. The Aquarium will close at 5:00 pm and reopen from 6:30 to 9:30 pm for two evenings of holiday music, entertainment, a dazzling light display and refreshments. The celebration has become a regional holiday tradition with ... more

November 01, 2006

Creatures Of The Night Breaks Attendance Record

The Aquarium’s annual Halloween party also collected more food for Lincoln County Food Share than ever before Creatures of the Night, the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s annual Halloween party, broke its attendance record last Saturday with 2,057 people attending and contributing 2,342 pounds of food to Lincoln County Food Share. The event, which began at 7 pm and ended at 9 pm, was attended by ghou... more

October 26, 2006

Us Bancorp Donates To Aquarium Education Programs

The programs bring marine education to all corners of the state The Oregon Coast Aquarium received a grant from US Bancorp last week, assisting the Aquarium with one of its primary objectives; to foster an informed stewardship of the coastal environment. A $5000 grant received from US Bancorp will help fund onsite and outreach programs during the 2006-2007 school year. US Bank Newport Bra... more

October 25, 2006

Injured Seal Pup Update

The pup, found in a DUII arrest in September, continues to gain weight An injured harbor seal pup that was confiscated by State Police in Florence and brought to the Oregon Coast Aquarium continues to improve and her wounds are healing. The injured pup had multiple puncture wounds and infections when she was discovered in a vehicle during a DUII arrest September 17. Oregon State Police arres... more

October 23, 2006

Rehabbed Murres Released By Aquarium Aviculturists

The rescued chicks were found abandoned on the beach last summer The Oregon Coast Aquarium released seven common murres Wednesday after having been rehabilitated by Aquarium aviculturists. The birds were found on the beach this summer as chicks separated from their parents. The aquarium aviculture staff raised the young murres to the age when they can fly and dive underwater for fish on thei... more

October 20, 2006

Aquarium Staff Prepares For Creatures

The Aquarium’s annual Halloween party is a coastal tradition Oregon Coast Aquarium staff is busily preparing for the annual Halloween celebration, Creatures of the Night. As artist Michael Cole works on a moving dragon for the Haunted Caves, other staff members can be seen rummaging through the “prop room” at the Aquarium, looking for just the right accessory for their costumes. There is a... more

October 15, 2006

Aquarium Selects Vice President Of Development

The Oregon Coast Aquarium announced James Draznin as its vice president of development. Draznin, a long-time fundraiser for various Oregon institutions and non-profits, will work from the aquarium’s new Portland office at 310 S.W. Fourth Ave., Suite 507. Draznin previously was charitable gift planner for the Oregon Community Foundation, director of gift planning for the YMCA of Columbia-Will... more

October 05, 2006

Creatures Of The Night To Haunt Aquarium October 28

The annual event is a Newport tradition supporting Lincoln County Food Share Every year at this time the Oregon Coast Aquarium closes its doors early and quietly mutates into something very strange. Its lovely wooded grounds are transformed into an ominous landscape with haunted caves and foggy courtyards summoning all manner of ghosts, ghouls and creepy characters to partake in its annual s... more

October 03, 2006

Aquarium Seeks Dive Volunteers

Volunteer dive training is being offered to advanced level divers The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering dive volunteer training in two separate series of classes this fall. The first course will be will be held two consecutive weekends; Saturday and Sunday October 28 and 29 and the following weekend, November 3 and 4. The next course will be held four consecutive days; Thursday through Sunda... more

September 28, 2006

Injured Seal Pup Brought To Aquarium

The injured pup was found in an arrest near Florence An injured harbor seal pup was confiscated in Florence by Oregon State Police and brought to the Oregon Coast Aquarium for urgent care on Sunday evening, September 17. The injured pup had multiple puncture wounds and infections when she was discovered in a vehicle during a DUII arrest. Oregon State Police arrested a 25 year-old male for dr... more