News & Announcements

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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. 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