News & Announcements

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May 28, 2006

Claws Opens!

Claws is colorful and interactive The Oregon Coast Aquarium's newest exhibit, Claws explores the adaptations and remarkable diversity of crabs, lobsters, shrimp, isopods and copepods. The extraordinary color and active habits of crustaceans make the animals themselves fun to watch, but the real fun begins with the hands on activities. A variety of interactive displays explain crustacean adap... more

May 05, 2006

Aquarium And Solv Team Up To Clean Up Yaquina Bay

Divers and Kayakers brought in an estimated 3,000 pounds of trash from the bay The Aquarium’s annual week-long cleanup of Yaquina Bay brought in over 3,000 pounds of marine debris, thanks to the dedicated divers and kayakers who helped clean up the tide line and the bottom of the bay during Earth Week, April 23 – 29. Thompson’s Sanitary Service donated a drop box for the week-long event, fo... more

April 21, 2006

Birds Rescued By Aquarium Aviculturists

Injury of a common loon demonstrates need for careful fishing Aviculturists at the Oregon Coast Aquarium rescued two birds recently; a common loon and a common murre. Both were found injured and were brought in for rehabilitation. The common loon was ensnared in a tangle of fishing line and would have died. The common murre has a wing injury of unknown origin. The cost of caring for the bi... more

April 10, 2006

Aquarium Earns Aza Accreditation

The rating puts the Aquarium in the top 10% of the Nation's Zoos and Aquariums The Oregon Coast Aquarium is proud to announce that accreditation was granted by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Accreditation Commission during its meeting at the association’s Regional Conference held in Jacksonville, Florida. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to become accredited in order to become me... more

April 06, 2006

Turtle Exhibit Closes; Claws! Arrives

Aquarium’s Turtle Exhibit Closed April 4 The exhibit, "Turtle Trek: A Journey of Survival" closed April 4 at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and construction has begun in the changing exhibit space, transforming the area into a colorful new exhibit. The exhibit, titled "Claws!" will explore the adaptations and remarkable diversity of crabs, lobsters, shrimp, isopods and copepods. "Claws!" will op... more

April 05, 2006

Amazing Aquarium Facts To Premiere On The Oregon Coast Show

Weekly Aquarium Segment Featured on The Oregon Coast Show The Oregon Coast Aquarium will be featured in a weekly segment on the locally produced TV program, The Oregon Coast Show beginning April 20. The weekly segment, titled “Amazing Aquarium Facts,” will feature fascinating vignettes wrapped around remarkable footage of Aquarium animals and marine life. “We’re very excited to have this uni... more

February 23, 2006

Aquarium Gets Help From Multnomah Youth Cooperative

Multnomah Youth Cooperative puts in a day's work on Aquarium grounds The Oregon Coast Aquarium received help from a hardworking group of young people Wednesday. Bob Lewellyn, Head Groundskeeper at the Aquarium was impressed with the work ethic of students from the Multnomah Youth Cooperative (MYC) as they spent a day removing invasive species from the Aquarium grounds. “They’re such a great ... more

February 08, 2006

Innovations Save Life Of Candy, The Harbor Seal

An innovative operation by a veterinarian and an invention by a marine mammalogist have saved the life of Candy, a 26 year-old harbor seal that resides at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. During a capture for a blood draw last year, Candy accidentally bit the hoop part of the net being used to capture her and broke her lower left jaw bone behind the canine tooth. “I was afraid to say it out loud... more

February 07, 2006

Wells Fargo Donates $10,000 To Oregon Coast Aquarium

More students will be able to learn about the mysteries of the deep blue sea, thanks to Wells Fargo and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The financial services company has donated $10,000 to the non-profit aquarium to support its onsite and outreach education programs during the 2005-2006 school year. “We estimate nearly 25,000 students and teachers from throughout Oregon will benefit from our educa... more

December 29, 2005

Oregon Coast Aquarium Is Featured Among Top Ten World Class Aquariums

Coastal Living and USA Today name the Oregon Coast Aquarium among the top 10 world class Aquariums. Articles are available online by clicking on the following links: Coastal Living Online - "Top 10 Aquariums" USA Today Online - "10 Great Places to Catch a Fish" more