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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. e-mail HYPERLINK "" 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

August 17, 2006

Aquarium Dvd Postcard Wins National Award

The “Silver Telly” recognizes only the top 10% in the nation The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s DVD Postcard has received the top honor at the 27th annual Telly Awards. From more than 12,000 entries received from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, judges of the 27th Annual Telly Awards bestowed the program’s top honor — a Silver Telly Award — on a local company, Digital Video Designs of ... more

July 14, 2006

Aquarium Opens Snowy Plover Exhibit

The exhibit includes four chicks recently hatched at the Aquarium A celebration will commemorate the opening of the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s new permanent Western Snowy Plover Exhibit Tuesday, July 11 at 12:30 pm. The exhibit includes four plover chicks that were recently incubated and hatched at the Aquarium, which has been successful in past rehabilitation and release of western snowy plove... more

June 19, 2006

Aquarium Selects Director Of Animal Husbandry

The selection of Jim Burke is announced by Aquarium President Dale Schmidt The Oregon Coast Aquarium announced its selection of Jim Burke as the new Director of Animal Husbandry. Burke has been with the Aquarium since March of 1997 serving in different capacities including aquarist, Manager of Gallery Exhibits, and most recently as Assistant Curator of Fishes and Invertebrates. Burke wi... more

June 09, 2006

Snowy Plovers Hatch At Aquarium

The birds will be featured in a new exhibit slated to open this summer Two snowy plover chicks hatched at the Oregon Coast Aquarium last week and two additional eggs are doing well in the incubator. The snowy plover is a native shore bird that lives on the beach year-round. Recent counts indicate that only a total of about 150 birds remain on the entire coast of Oregon. The main reason for t... more

June 07, 2006

Aquarium Celebrates World Ocean Day

Aquarium visitors will be treated to two screenings of “Common Ground” The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport celebrates World Ocean Day June 8 with a day-long celebration offering activities and information about our oceans. The day’s activities are highlighted by two screenings of the award winning documentary Common Ground in the Aquarium’s Qwest Theatre. This year commemorates the 14th ann... more

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