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2009-08-05 12:56:45

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it plans to open a marine operations center in Newport, Ore., moving four vessels from Seattle. The Pacific Coast site -- including berthing for the four agency ships and two visiting ships and environmentally sustainable buildings -- is to begin operations in July 2011, pending the signing of a 20-year lease, NOAA said. The ships will join the R/V Wecoma, a research vessel at the nearby Hatfield Marine Science Center owned by the...

2009-08-03 08:00:00

NEWPORT, Ore., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Two and a half tons of intricate and colorful blown glass art serve as both habitat and playground for unusual forms of sea life showcased at the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The combination art and aquaria exhibit, called Oddwater, will run through December, 2009 and already has attracted large crowds since it opened in May, 2008. The exhibit gets its name from hundreds of strange or odd sea creatures that most people never see in the ocean, unless they...

Word of the Day
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.