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April 23, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Thanks Volunteers

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will honor its dedicated volunteers during National Volunteer Week from April 21 – 27. “The Aquarium is able to offer its world-class marine education experience because of our volunteers. We are thrilled to take this opportunity to thank them for their time and effort.” said Carrie Lewis, President/CEO for the Aquarium. The Aquarium depends on... more

April 16, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Held Diving Demo Tour and Rally, Received Award

Newport, Oregon— Hundreds of novice to expert scuba divers took a plunge into the best shore dive on the Oregon coast April 12-14 at the Diving Unlimited International DOG Rally & Demo Tour. The event, hosted by the Oregon Coast Aquarium in its Passages of the Deep exhibits, received an award in appreciation of the 10 years the Aquarium has hosted the event. Dick Long, the founder and o... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium to Host Earth Day Celebration

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate Earth Day with activities for visitors of all ages on Saturday, April 20. The event offers information on sustainable living and a diverse array of activities, ensuring that something will appeal to everyone. A special dive presentation in Passages of the Deep will teach viewers about marine debris and shark conservation. Kids and ad... more

April 15, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium to Host Celebration of Pinniped Exhibit Reopening

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium will host a weekend packed with flippers, fur, and fun on April 27 – 28 to celebrate the opening of the newly remodeled Pinniped Exhibit. The exhibit, home to the Aquarium’s harbor seals and California sea lions, has many new features that will benefit animals and guests alike. To celebrate the reopening, the Aquarium will be bubbling with pinniped... more

April 08, 2013

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Remotely Operated Vehicle Contest

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Remotely Operated Vehicle Contest Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium hosted a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) competition on Thursday and Friday for Lincoln County middle and high school students as part of the Oregon Regional Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) ROV program. The program is intended to, “Engage students in hands-on engineering ... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Discount for Summer Camp Early Registration

Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Discount for Summer Camp Early Registration Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a 10 percent discount for people who register for their summer camp programs before April 15. Voted as Lincoln County’s best summer camp for children, the day camps offer a diverse array of marine science related activities distinctive to the Oregon Coast Aquarium. ... more

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Diving Demo Tour and Award-Winning Photographer

Oregon Coast Aquarium Hosts Diving Demo Tour and Award-Winning Photographer Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium continues to enhance its world-class marine education experience by hosting a Demo Tour stop on April 12 – 14 from Diving Unlimited International, known as DUI for short. The “DUI Dog Rally and Demo Day,” in its 10th year at the Aquarium, offers participants the opportun... more

April 03, 2013

Job Fair at the Oregon Coast Aquarium

News Release – April 2, 2013 Newport, Oregon— Ever wished you could work at the most popular tourism destination on the Oregon Coast? This may be your chance! The Oregon Coast Aquarium, Wildlife Trading Company and Sharpshooter Imaging will host a job fair on Tuesday, April 9, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The job fair and interviews will be held in the Aquarium’s classroom on the staff entr... more

March 15, 2013

The Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Extended Hours for Spring Break

News Release – March 14, 2013  The Oregon Coast Aquarium Offers Extended Hours for Spring Break Newport, Oregon— “There is nothing like shaking hands with the largest species of octopus in the world, or waking up in the Passages of the Deep tunnels surrounded by dozens of sharks,” said Wendy Spaulding, Education Programs Coordinator for the Oregon Coast Aquarium. Starting Saturda... more

Aialik, The “Big Brother” Sea Otter, Dies

News Release – March 6, 2013   Aialik, The “Big Brother” Sea Otter, Dies Newport, Oregon— The staff of the Oregon Coast Aquarium sadly announce the death of Aialik, a northern sea otter who was “big brother” to the Aquarium’s sea otter family. Aialik was humanely euthanized Wednesday morning, March 6, at the Aquarium’s veterinary care center because of a failing urinary tract tha... more