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It's a bit chilly this morning, bundle up!
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A year ago today this beautiful gull showed up in front of the Aquarium. Rain or shine (or hail) he has never failed to show. We love you Simon!!
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Living the dream on the Oregon Coast!
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Hank, meet Henry. Henry, meet Hank! These two are so funny, they have become the most unusual pair. Every morning before the Aquarium opens Henry goes inside and sits on the octopus's tank. The octopus is just as interested in Henry and Henry is with him. #BFF
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It's that time of year again, when cold stunned sea turtles start showing up on local beaches. Strong south, southwesterly winds drive warm currents further north; sea turtles often follow these warm water currents and when they dissipate the sea turtles find themselves in water that is too cold for them. They get hypothermic and end up on the beach. The quicker these turtles are found and taken off the beach the better their chances are. In the next few weeks people walking the beaches of the Oregon and Washington coast should keep a look out for these guys.
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Our annual food drive is officially underway! From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day you can get into the Seaside Aquarium for 2 cans of food per person! Last year we collected over 1,200 pounds of food for the South County Food Bank, let's see if we can beat that this year! Happy Holidays!
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The stormy weather just keeps coming, check out this unique critter that is showing up on Oregon's beaches... Pyrosomas, pelagic colonial tunicates usually found in temperate waters below 800 feet, have been washing ashore on Oregon's beaches. This colony of animals is comprised of thousands of individual zooids and moves through the water column by the means of cilia. They filter plankton our the water for food and are known for bight displays of bioluminescences. In fact, their scientific name is derived from the Greek words pyro meaning 'fire' and soma meaning 'body'.
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The Aquarium is closed today for maintenance, but we will still be functioning as a drop off center for the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. We have had quite a few Red-neck Phalaropes come through in the last few days. These adorable little birds have been displaced by the stormy conditions out at sea.
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We are currently having some of the highest tides of the year, coupled with big surf. Be safe on the beach and watch out for sneaker waves.
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Looking for a great volunteer opportunity? How about the Wildlife Center of the North Coast?
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Fall might be our favorite season! This morning was absolutely fabulous (and even warm) in Seaside!!
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Looking for something to do tonight? This year's World of Haystack Rock series is kicking off tonight with guest speaker Wyane Hoffman! His presentation, titled "Peregrine Falcons of Yaquina Head", starts tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Cannon Beach library. The World of Haystack Rock is a series of free community lectures co-sponsored by the Friends of Haystack Rock and the Cannon Beach Library.
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We've been invaded!! Happy Halloween!
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We had some lovely visitors today! Get well soon!!!
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Seaside is gearing up for Halloween! Tons of great events scheduled throughout the weekend. We will be doing a special Halloween display in the Carousel Mall on Saturday from 10-3, so come on down and check it out...
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Fun with holdfasts! Check out what we found... Holdfasts are root-like structures which form at the base of algae (seaweed) to fasten the algae to a hard substrate (such as rocks, reefs, etc…). Holdfasts are different from roots in that they do not absorb nutrients. They are an ideal home for many small invertebrates. The inside of the holdfast provides protection from predators and strong ocean currents. Animals you might find inhabiting a holdfast include brittle stars, juvenile cancer and decorator crabs, sea squirts, sea anemones, sea urchins, skeleton shrimp, worms, nudibranchs, sponges, and many more. During storms, high winds and violent currents may cause kelp to be ripped up from the sea floor. Strong wave action tangles the kelp, which eventually washes up on the beach in enormous knots.
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2017 TIDE TABLES ARE IN!
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Interested in participating in some fun citizen science? There is a COASST training session coming up in Seaside for those who are interested!
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We found some very interesting and frightening critters on Seaside beach yesterday...Happy Halloween!
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I spy with my little eye....A THOUSAND POUND PUMPKIN!! That's right this year's giant pumpkin has arrived at the Carousel Mall! For a full schedule of this year's Halloween Happenin's events visit the Seaside Downtown Development Association's web page!
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Though Northern Fulmars are similar in apperance to Western Gulls, they are more closely related to Albatross. Looking for some repeave from our rough seas, this little guy rested at the Aquarium briefly before getting transfered to the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. Good luck beautiful! Speaking of, the Wildlife Center is looking for some more great volunteers. For more information on how you can help this great organization visit www.coastwildlife.org.
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It's a beautiful blustery Monday morning in Seaside!
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Great footage of yesterday's light show... http://www.nwcn.com/weather/lightning-along-oregon-coast-raw-video/336049738
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