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Looking for some last minute gift ideas? Check out our gift shop, we have something for everyone in the family. We are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day which we will be closed)!
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Touch Tank Action! Eating a mussel isn't as easy as it looks. Or is it? The sea star uses its tube feet to hold the mussel's shell open while the sea star sticks its stomach into the shell and digests the mussel.
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The calm before the storm... This morning the beach was quite delightful, excellent for beach combing. We noticed more burrowing sea cucumbers unearthed by the EXTREMELY large surf. Beach combing is always best just after a big storm, if you find something interesting, let us know! Good luck and stay safe!
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It's always nice to see our local streams full of native, spawning salmon. The Coho returning this year appear to be large and healthy!!
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16th Annual Food Drive Now Underway!! Feed the Seals Feed the Community! From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day bring in two cans of food per person and receive free admittance to the Seaside Aquarium. Help us support our local community. Damian can't wait to see you!
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Chilly and beautiful this morning, at the Seaside Aquarium!
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Oregon's Dungeness Crab Season is Officially Underway! Good luck and stay safe friends!
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Walking along the beach this morning in Seaside, you may have noticed strange gelatinous creatures in the drift line. They were a species of salp, called Salpa fusiformis. A salp is a pelagic tunicate. Meaning they are tunicates that drift in the mid-water of the ocean. They move by means of jet propulsion, and feeding is accomplished by pumping plankton-laden water through the body where a mucous net is used to extract food particles. They can be found individually or in large aggregations consisting of millions of individuals.
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What a great end to such a great week! Thank you to everyone who braved this cold, winter weather to visit us here in Seaside!
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Fun with holdfasts! Look at all the wonderful critters we found living inside the holdfasts of Bull Kelp.
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Happy Veterans Day!
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Check out these worms!! These unique looking worms (flat, ribbon, and scale) were all found living on the same holdfast.
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Look who we found hitching a ride on a jelly... Hitchhiking amphipods can be found living on/inside jellyfish, such as the Red-eyed Medusa. This parasitic amphipod lays its eggs on jellyfish. Juveniles will stay on the host jelly eating bits of the jelly’s prey. Juveniles and adults will also eat the host, primarily the tentacles and gonads.
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Pinni has taken it upon herself to learn a new trick!
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High wind warning on the coast!
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The calm before the storm. Watch out folks, it's about to get windy!
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It's a little blustery here on the coast!
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More sea cucumbers today!!
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Sea cucumbers wash ashore in Seaside and Gearhart. Walking along the beach this morning you may have noticed thousands of these translucent sea cucumbers. Usually burrowed into the sand or under rocks, these sea cucumbers must have been unearthed by the heavy surf we have been experiencing the last few days.
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Seaside Aquarium, 200 North Prom, Seaside, Oregon 97138 Tel: (503) 738-6211.