marine life

Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon Sea Grant, a marine research program based at Oregon State University, is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

  

Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport has received its largest grant ever, in the amount of $5 million.


Oregon Coast Aquarium to Reopen on Monday

Aug 7, 2020
Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport will be re-opening its outdoor exhibits to the public on Monday. New policies will help maintain social distancing between visitors, as Lincoln County is still in phase one.

Pat Kight / OSU

More than two dozen high school teams from across the country are converging on Corvallis this week, to test their scientific knowledge of oceans. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Oregon is reviewing how it protects wildlife and habitat. This means reviewing numerous planning documents and asking the public's input.

Lou Sennick / The World

Construction is wrapping up on a new marine museum and aquarium on the Southern Oregon Coast.

After seven years of planning, the Charleston Marine Life Center expects to open its doors to the public this spring. The 6,000 square foot museum overlooks the Charleston Harbor. It’s a part of the University Of Oregon Institute Of Marine Biology.

Director Craig Young explains how the design of the building incorporates the landscape:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Oregon State University received a large donation this week to launch a planned expansion of its marine studies facility and program.

OSU accepted a 20-million dollar anonymous donation this week to begin its fundraising for another Hatfield Marine Science Center facility in South Beach.  

The 100-thousand square foot, two-story building is expected to be completed by 2017. The Marine Science Center currently houses 50 students. Director Bob Cowen expects there will be 500 students studying at the campus by 2025.

Don't Disturb The Seal Pups

May 24, 2014
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This time of year, numerous young seal pups are venturing onto the Oregon coast. People visiting the coast this Memorial Day weekend need to remember to avoid the animals. Jim Rice coordinates the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network. He says there have been instances where beach-goers remove lone seal pups because they think they have been abandoned.