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Baby Jellyfish at the Seaside Aquarium! Moon jellies have two main stages in their life cycle- the polyp stage and the medusa stage. The polyps release ephrya (baby jellies), like the one you see here. This morning we saw our polyps releasing ephrya.
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The Gray Whale, which washed ashore in Seaside yesterday, has been buried. At 41.5 feet, the whale was a full grown adult male. Dr. Debbie Duffield, coordinator for the Northern Oregon Southern Washington Marine Mammal Stranding Network, and Jason Hussa, Seaside Aquarium Aquarist, took tissue samples from the whale to test for toxins. Unfortunately, the whale had been dead long before washing ashore, so the cause of death could not be determined.
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A 40 foot Gray Whale is washing ashore on Seaside beach. The whale has been dead for quite some time. If you would like to see the whale it is down by Ave. J, beware it smells :)
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Mystery Fish Revealed!!! They are Tubesnouts!! On February 17th a large entanglement of bull kelp washed ashore on Seaside beach. A fish had laid eggs on one of the holdfasts attached to the kelp. It was impossible to tell exactly what specie of fish laid them so we had to wait for them to hatch. When the eggs hatched on March 5th the fish were too small to be accurately identified. Since then they have grown considerably feeding on brine shrimp. Today we took a close look at them and were able to identified them as Tubesnouts (Aulorhynchus flavidus). No one was able to guess our Mystery Fish's identity (even our aquarists), but it was fun trying! Thank you to everyone who participated. Tubesnouts can be found in local bays and estuaries. They generally grow up to 7.5 inches in length and feed on small invertebrates.
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A friendly reminder to share the shore with marine life. This elephant seal pup came ashore to rest yesterday on Rockaway Beach. After a few hours he eventually went back out to sea.
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Someone's hungry!
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Looking for something to do tonight? The World of Haystack Rock's library lecture series presents, "(Looking) at Trees to (See) the Forest- The Art of Coastal Living"the lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Cannon Beach Library. See you there! In co-sponsorship with the Friends of Haystack Rock, the Cannon Beach Library will present , "(Looking) at Trees to (See) the Forest- The Art of Coastal Living" featuring lecturer Neal Maine, Biologist, Educator, Wildlife Photographer, Formerly with North Coast Land Conservancy & HRAP.
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A unique view of a sea anemone. This sea anemone has attached its self to one of the aquarium windows, allowing you to view its pedal disc! The pedal disc helps the anemone stay attached to surfaces. To move, the anemone releases the pedal disc, tips on its side,and inches along like an inch worm. When ready, the anemone will reattach its pedal disc and "stand up".
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Join us today at the 8th annual Necanicum Bird Discovery Day. This event is located at the Bob Chisholm Community Center, 1225 Ave A, Seaside, Oregon. Free family fun, guided bird walks, live birds, and local wildlife displays! Necanicum Bird Discovery Day starts at 10:00 a.m. See you there!
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Tsu's one year anniversary! One year ago today the Striped Beakfish (also known as a Barred Knifejaw), who traveled 4,000 miles from Japan inside of a fishing boat cast off to sea after the 2011 Japanese Tsunami, found his home at the Seaside Aquarium. Happy one year anniversary Tsu!
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Clam tides are back! The next three days have good razor clam tides!! April 1st: 8:36 a.m. -0.5 April 2nd: 9:20 a.m. -0.4 April 3rd: 10:03 a.m. -0.1 See you out there!
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Keeping an eye out!
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Barnacle Babies! The barnacles in our touch tank released larvae today. Thanks to Michael Wing, and his keen eye, we were able to put them under the microscope to get a closer look. Barnacles have 2 distinct larval stages, the nauplius stage and the cyprid stage, before developing into the mature adults you see attached to rocks.
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Pinni is very much enjoying her Spring Break!
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Burning pallets on the beach may not be the best idea. During last weekend’s beach cleanup 30 pounds of rusty nails were recovered from just one fire pit. The rusty nails had to be removed with a large magnet, as most were shallowly buried in the sand. As people often walk barefooted on the beach, this becomes a safety hazard. Someone’s day or trip to the beach could quickly be ruined if they step on a rusty nail. Please be aware of the wood you are burning on the beach and be sure all nails have been removed before hand.
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A 27-foot Gray Whale has washed ashore north of Long Beach near the Klipson Beach approach. The animal had been dead for quite sometime before washing in. Though this may be a unique opportunity to see a whale, please remember that dead marine mammals can they carry diseases and it is also a federal crime to remove any parts from a marine mammal.
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