News & Announcements

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April 02, 2007

Aquarium Divers Clean Up Yaquina Bay

Divers team up with SOLV and Thompson’s Sanitary for the annual cleanup The Oregon Coast Aquarium is again teaming up with SOLV and Thompson’s Sanitary for the annual week-long effort to clean up Yaquina Bay. Volunteer walkers are also needed to help clean up the tide line of Yaquina Bay, through Earth Day, April 22 and the following week. Last year the annual cleanup brought in over 3,000 p... more

March 10, 2007

Aquarium To Host Mothers' Day Weekend Garden Festival

The weekend will offer organic gardening resources, garden art and festivities both days The Oregon Coast Aquarium is presenting a special two day Mother’s Day Weekend event to honor mothers and mother earth, May 12 and 13 from 10 am to 5 pm. The celebration will offer a wealth of information about gardening and landscaping, displays by local nurseries, artisan booths, guest speakers, childr... more

February 22, 2007

Spring Break Discoveries Abound

Camps, animal encounters and sleepovers offer a chance to learn and connect with nature The Oregon Coast Aquarium will offer educational activities for all ages during spring break and the entire month of March. This is a wonderful opportunity for kids to enjoy themselves at the beach while learning about marine science and having fun with other children. Our educators are exceptionally gift... more

February 13, 2007

Aquarium Youth Volunteers Help With Marine Research

Field work is a crucial component to studying marine science Oregon Coast Aquarium youth volunteers have been busy in the last year with projects that fulfill their roles as citizen scientists. In December, four youth volunteers traveled to Washington D.C. and presented to senior Bush administration officials a project titled Rockfish Bycatch; An In Depth Study, which tackled problems like ... more

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 www.eugeneskindivers.com) 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