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Latest Oregon Coast Aquarium Stories

2012-02-13 05:00:00

NEWPORT, Ore., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A kiss is just a kiss unless you've been smooched by Max, the Oregon Coast Aquarium's professional lover boy, a 500-pound sea lion. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120213/AQ51977) During the week of Feb. 13-18, visitors will be treated to a special display of Max's charms when he holds a red rose in his mouth or displays a "Happy Valentine's Day" sign. For a truly memorable Valentine's kiss, just pay a fee and a trainer will...

2009-08-31 18:36:53

Officials with the Oregon Coast Aquarium said they have found a potent fundraiser in paintings created by a pair of sea lions. Jen DeGroot, a marine mammalogist at the Newport facility, said she taught sea lion Lea to paint and make flipper prints two years ago as a means of keeping the mammal occupied, and she soon found fellow aquarium workers and animal lovers were willing to pay for the flipper art, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Monday. We thought, 'This is a popular thing. We can...

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...