Thanks to its basal disc, not even the motion of the ocean can dislodge a sea anemone. The basal disc adheres firmly to rocks and other surfaces via suction, but it’s not a permanent arrangement: The anemone can loosen its hold and relocate if desired.
Santa's here! Tonight is the last night to get into Sea of Lights for just $2 with 2 cans of food for Food Share of Lincoln County! If you can't make it, don't worry: Sea of Lights will continue each Fri. & Sat. night through December except Xmas weekend: [ Aquarium.org Link ]
Please consider supporting us on #GivingTuesday. As a donor, you play an active and crucial role in helping us with our mission to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. [ Bit.ly Link ] #OregoniansGive
One more thing to be thankful for this holiday season: collaborative rehabilitation efforts. With help from our aviculturists and Chintimini Wildlife Center, this Barred Owl was successfully rehabilitated and released over the weekend. More on our program here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
One reason to be thankful for turkey vultures: In the wild, they eat bacteria-rich carrion, which can help reduce the spread of disease. Their Latin name, Cathartes aura, actually translates to “golden purifier”. How fitting! Learn more here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
To keep our crabs at their crabbiest (that is, feeling as much like themselves as possible), we conduct semiannual health checkups. Learn how our aquarists care for the six juvenile Japanese spider crabs on exhibit here: [ Bit.ly Link ]