Oregon Coast Aquarium
yesterday at 16:00. Facebook
Catch the wave! Join the Youth Volunteer Program at the Aquarium ([ Bit.ly Link ]. The application deadline is February 25: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Oregon Coast Aquarium
02/25/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Like name tags in an office where everyone’s wearing the same uniform, the leg bands in our Aviary help us identify individual birds in a sea of near-lookalikes: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Oregon Coast Aquarium
02/24/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Our guests love taking photos and selfies with our rockfish (such as this canary rockfish in our Orford Reef Exhibit), but there’s more to them than just a “pretty” face: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Oregon Coast Aquarium
02/23/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Whether it’s a purple urchin or a California sea cucumber, nearly all echinoderms use tiny sucker-tipped appendages called tube feet as their primary means of locomotion. Controlled by the so-called water vascular system, tube feet are muscular structures that swell and elongate with seawater and then extend, suction, and contract via hydraulic pressure.
Oregon Coast Aquarium
02/22/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Our pulsating moon jellies are a perennial favorite with guests and staff alike. Learn more about these “simple” but fascinating creatures, and how the Aquarium spawns generations of them on-site: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Oregon Coast Aquarium
02/21/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Grooming isn’t only about keeping up appearances—otters maintain their exceptionally dense pelage for its life-saving insulation: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Oregon Coast Aquarium
02/20/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Not a barnacle fan? That’s okay—Charles Darwin himself grew to hate them, but only because he spent so much of his life studying the things. (Familiarity breeds contempt and all that.) So before you think to disparage barnacles, learn a little about them first: [ Bit.ly Link ]
“Remember when everyone went crazy over kale? Well, sea lettuce is the next kale, and I’m going crazy over it!” –Pensive Puffin, feeling hyped up on an excess of algae
Registration is now open for our 5th annual 5k and Kids' Dash! Come join in the fun on April 22nd. #UOTTER5k!

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Straight from the Megalodon’s mouth: Spots are still available for the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Summer Youth Program ([ Bit.ly Link ] If you’re interested in joining our Youth Volunteer team, apply here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
An off-course and underweight Brown Booby showed up along the central Oregon coast earlier this month, and our Bird Rehab staff helped it recover enough to be flown down to another rehab facility closer to home: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Are sea turtles--already threatened--worse off than researchers thought? An article in The Atlantic details how a commonly used method for counting turtles may have overestimated their populations by a factor of two: [ Theatln.tc Link ]
"Hey, check me out: my coat's all dry and fuzzy from lying out in the sun. They call me Boots--Boots with the fur."
Everyone's heard of our oystercatchers, but how about an oyster-pitcher? Ours is perfecting its pre-windup staredown of the batter.
Come #ValentinesDay, our significant otters are always stealing hearts and eating their feelings...it's complicated.
No one wants to feel left out on Valentine's Day! Show some love and adopt an animal at the Aquarium today--it's also a great gift for your special someone! [ Bit.ly Link ]
In honor of "Gal"-entines Day, here's Rosa (left) and Catalina, the two newest gals to join our sea lion population. Get their story here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Birds of a feather...play together! One of our juvenile tufted puffins, hatched in the Aviary last summer, turns preening into playtime.
Staff recently spotted a Northwestern salamander (Ambystoma gracile) ambling across the Aquarium's naturescaped grounds. Found only in the Pacific Northwest, these amphibians spend much of their time below ground and can grow to more than eight inches in length!
Valentine’s Day draws nigh and love is in the air! If you’d like a whiskery pinniped kiss of your own, don’t delay and book here: [ Bit.ly Link ]. Space is limited!