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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

September 27, 2006

Education Van Donated To Aquarium

Van will bring marine education to all corners of the state One of the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s objectives is to be a center for ocean literacy and it will now be able to reach more students thanks to a colorful new van which was donated through a grant. The foundations that provided the funding for the purchase of the van include the James F. and Marion L. Miller Fund of The Oregon Communit... more

September 20, 2006

Aquarium To Observe Sea Otter Awareness Week

Juergen Eckstein 7534 SW Surfland Street South Beach, OR 97366 Web. www.JuergenEckstein.com e-mail HYPERLINK "mailto:DJECKSTEIN@peak.org" DJECKSTEIN@peak.org Artist Statement Activities will inform visitors about the loveable marine mammals The Oregon Coast Aquarium will observe Sea Otter Awareness Week September 24 – September 30, a week long even... more

August 25, 2006

Rehabbed Snowy Plovers Are Released

The rare birds recently hatched at the Oregon Coast Aquarium Two Western Snowy Plovers that hatched at the Oregon Coast Aquarium last June were released this week by US Fish & Wildlife biologists. The rare birds were released where their eggs were originally abandoned; one near Willapa Bay in Washington and another near Florence in Oregon. The abandoned eggs were hatched and the chicks w... more