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Looks like they're here again! While walking along the beach, you may have noticed slimy, iridescent blue discs. These discs are a type of animal called Velella velella, commonly known as Purple Sails or By-The-Wind Sailors. Purple Sails have a clear "sail"that catches the wind and pushes them across the ocean’s surface. When the wind blows from the West, these little guys get stranded on the beach. Once washed ashore, they either become food for a variety of beach-dwelling creature or dray into the translucent "sails"you see on the beach. Purple Sails do not sting their prey; they capture their food with small sticky tentacles. Velellas feed on fish eggs and small planktonic copepods. Found in most oceans, Purple Sails are frequent visitors to the Oregon Coast. They can reach a size of 4 inches in length and 3 inches in width.
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A big thank you to those who kept their dogs on leashes and gave this animal space so it could rest. After three days this little guy finally felt well enough to adventure off. Good luck buddy!!
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Salmon fed anemones are happy anemones!
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Yesterday was Tsu's 2nd year anniversary!! We are so blessed to have this remarkable fish who swam over 4,000 miles just to get here.
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Our skate was putting on quite the show today! Obviously he is enjoying Spring Break.
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Did you know that an octopus can squeeze through any hole or opening that is larger than its beak?
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Good morning Seaside!
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Have you seen our little lady Lump? Check her out!
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Looks like it is going to be another gorgeous weekend on the Oregon Coast. Do you have your trip to Seaside planned yet?
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Check out this awesome shot of the Seaside Aquarium, taken by Emily Carpenter!
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Good luck Solstice!!
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Growing a Giant! Here, at the Seaside Aquarium, we work hard to keep our animals happy and healthy. Check out yesterday's "behind the scenes" action!
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A Striped Beakfish was caught in a crab pot in Port Orford, Oregon!
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This nudibranch laid eggs on the surface of the water. How cool is that?
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Interesting find on Seaside beach this morning...
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How cute! Sea urchins are so good at sharing!
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http://www.opb.org/television/programs/ofg/segment/gearhart-elk-herd/ We live in such a special place!
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Looks like the nice weather got here early! It is going to be a fabulous weekend here in Seaside!!!
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Looking for something to do tonight? Should be a great talk, hope to see you there!
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Look who we found living in our filters!!
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The Gearhart Elk Herd will be high lighted tonight on OPB at 8:30 p.m. Should be an interesting show.
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While all the other seals have gone to bed, sweet Pinni always stays up to watch us clean :) We love you Miss Pinni Pinniped!!
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Good morning Seaside!
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Today's beach find: While walking along the drift line we found this large mass of eggs! The mass is just a little smaller than a volleyball. We picked them up and put them into a holding tank full of fresh saltwater and to our surprise the eggs started hatching!! Judging by the size and color of the eggs, we think they may be from a lingcod. We will see!!
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Seaside Aquarium, 200 North Prom, Seaside, Oregon 97138 Tel: (503) 738-6211.