While there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the Oregon Coast Aquarium, we are closing out of an abundance of caution and to do our part to help protect the public’s health by implementing the state’s recommendations to limit community interactions. The Aquarium will remain closed until further notice.
During this time period, Oceanscape Network activities will also be suspended. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Every year, millions of animals are killed or injured when they ingest or become entangled in human-created marine debris. The most prevalent and dangerous forms of this debris are plastics and lost or discarded fishing nets and gear. When you beachcomb, consider taking along a spare bag so you can collect any garbage you find as you explore. To learn more about this and other Outdoor Activities, click here.
The Lincoln County Interpretive Association encourages Oregonians to head to their awe-inspiring coast during the month of March. Springtime means the return of migrating gray whales, many escorting newly born calves north to their feeding grounds in the Arctic Ocean. These huge cetaceans move slowly and stay close to the coast where the water is more sheltered from danger. This migration strategy also means we have the opportunity to spot and photograph them. Click here for more on whale watching.