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January 26, 2007

Aquarium Volunteer Dive Training Offered

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 part of the course will be four consecutive Saturdays; Feb 10th, 17th and 24th in Eugene at Eugene Skin Divers Supply (see and the second portion of the training will be held at the Aqu... more

January 18, 2007

Aquarium Seeks Volunteers

Spring Training Begins March 13 The Oregon Coast Aquarium invites people who want to know more about marine life and our coastal environment to become a volunteer. “Being a volunteer is fun, fascinating and extremely fulfilling,” said Volunteer Services Manager, Tina Smith. “We have volunteers who have been with us since we opened in 1992 and they really enjoy their role as interpreters of ... more

January 15, 2007

Marine Ecology For The Wet & Wild

The class teaches divers about northwest marine life The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a rare opportunity for intermediate SCUBA divers. “Marine Ecology for the Wet and Wild,” is an extraordinary experience for divers who will go into the waters of the Aquarium’s “Passages of the Deep” exhibit, home to hundreds of marine animals. The class is from 8:00am to 5:00pm Saturday, February 10t... more

December 15, 2006

Aquarium Youth Volunteers Speak In Washington D.C.

Four youths attended the 2nd National Summit on Oceans and Coasts Four Oregon Coast Aquarium youth volunteers delivered a presentation at the National Summit on Oceans and Coasts in Washington D.C. December 5-8. Alice Anderson of Corvallis, Alexander Rose of Yachats, Lauren Dimock of Alsea and Jenna Browning-Kamins of Corvallis presented their project, titled Rockfish Bycatch; An In Depth St... more

November 17, 2006

Rehabbed Seal Pup Is Successfully Released

The pup, found in a DUII arrest, is expected to survive on her own An injured harbor seal pup that was confiscated by State Police in Florence and brought to the Oregon Coast Aquarium has healed and was released under high clouds south of Seal Rock today. The pup was released by Aquarium staff at 1:30 as husbandry staff and members of the media looked on. The injured pup had multiple punctur... more

November 16, 2006

Aquarium Offers Gifts Of Wonder

Many Aquarium gifts are tax deductible and will be enjoyed all year Every year the Oregon Coast Aquarium offers an extraordinary holiday experience for families. The annual Sea of Lights has become a cherished tradition for many as visitors spend a weekend at the coast and find one-of-a-kind treasures from the Aquarium and many unique shops along the coast. In addition to the Sea of Lights c... more

Rehabbed Seal Pup To Be Released

The pup, found in a DUII arrest, is expected to survive on her own An injured harbor seal pup that was confiscated by State Police in Florence and brought to the Oregon Coast Aquarium has healed and will be released tomorrow. The pup will be released by aquarium staff shortly after noon November 17. The injured pup had multiple puncture wounds and infections when she was discovered in a vehi... more

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