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November 06, 2013

The Tables are Set for Oyster Cloyster

Newport, Oregon—Chefs brush up on their shucking skills while Rogue Ales and a collection of Northwest wineries roll out kegs and cases in preparation for Oyster Cloyster at the Oregon Coast Aquarium on Saturday, November 2 from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Oyster Cloyster is widely considered the party that kicks off Newport’s holiday season. All proceeds benefit the Aquarium Science Program at the Oregon C... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Creatures of the Night to Benefit Local Charities

Newport, Oregon—Radioactive monsters and cannibal fisherman will invade the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s exhibits during Creatures of the Night on Saturday, October 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Visitors will wander past fire dancers as they enter a maze of terror, complete with a creepy hospital and “Trick or Treat on Elm Street.” These dark passages rife with horrors are haunted by Aquarium staff and... more

October 10, 2013

Teachers Learn to Integrate Ocean and Forest Literacy into Education

Newport, Oregon—Educators from across Oregon converged in Newport on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11 for the annual COASTALearning Symposium. The Symposium features nearly 70 unique sessions designed to teach educators and others how to integrate Oregon’s outdoors into the classroom. The group of over 300 educators in attendance chose between dynamic, interactive adult education pr... more

October 07, 2013

Creatures of the Night Crawls, Slithers and Slimes into the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium will be creeping with fright when Creatures of the Night invades its exhibits on Saturday, October 26. This night of terror is not for the faint of heart. The Aquarium will be transformed into passage nightmares to frighten and delight visitors that embrace the spirit of Halloween from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fire dancers will create a foreboding entry to ... more

October 02, 2013

“Furlough” the Distressed Sea Turtle Passes Away

Newport, Oregon—The distressed olive ridley sea turtle that was discovered hypothermic and dehydrated on an Oregon coast beach Monday succumbed to internal injuries early Wednesday morning. The Oregon Coast Aquarium staff that was caring for her said she declined into an unresponsive state around 1:00 a.m. Veterinary examination indicated "Furlough," as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service st... more

October 01, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Treats Distressed Sea Turtle

Newport, Oregon— A sea turtle that washed onto a Lincoln City, Oregon beach on Monday, September 30, is currently being treated at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The female olive ridley turtle has been named “Furlough” by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) staff that transported her to the Aquarium on Monday afternoon. The Aquarium is licensed by USFWS to rehabilitate and transport sea tu... more

September 26, 2013

Blue on Tour Ocean Film Festival Postponed

Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium will postpone its Blue on Tour Ocean Film Festival until spring of 2014. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Aquarium and its partners made the decision to delay the event, originally scheduled for October 4 and 5. The beach and highway clean-up effort, hosted by the Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, will still be from 10:00 a.m. until 1:... more

September 16, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Invites Teens to Explore Marine Science

Newport, Oregon—Do you know a teen that is a fanatic about fishes, aspires to perfect pinniped training, or positively adores puffins? This year can be one to remember for them through behind the scenes experiences with the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Youth & Community and Job Shadow Programs. Teens can walk a mile in the rubber boots of the Aquarium’s husbandry staff on the third Wednesday ... more

September 10, 2013

Delve Into an Ocean of Cinematography during the Blue on Tour Ocean Film Festival at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium will showcase a collection of award-winning films during the Blue on Tour Ocean Film Festival on October 4 and 5. The Aquarium organized the festival in partnership with Westwind Stewardship Group (WSG) in hopes that viewers will, in the words of Aquarium President/CEO Carrie Lewis, “Walk away feeling renewed, optimistic and connected to the ocean.”... more

You ‘Otter’ Go to Sea Otter Awareness Week at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Newport, Oregon—The Oregon Coast Aquarium is home to Judge, Mojoe and Schuster who comprise the largest raft of sea otters in Oregon. In honor of sea otters everywhere, the Aquarium will celebrate Sea Otter Awareness Week from September 22 to 28. The Aquarium will be brimming with sea otter facts, jokes, quizzes and art so visitors can learn about these marine mammals no matter what exhibit th... more