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A beautiful morning here, at the Seaside Aquarium!
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Unusually large Northern Anchovy run depletes oxygen levels in the Necanicum, leaving many fish dead. Birds love it! Every few years the local anchovy run is so large that when they enter into the rivers they deplete the oxygen and many of them parish. This is what is occurring now along the Necanicum River. It may no seem like it but this is a sign that the anchovies along our coastline are doing good! It also provides a lot of food for birds and marine mammals.
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The wind picked up a little bit this afternoon, so the Discovery Program was forced to shut down a little early today. Here is a little glimpse of what the team discovered today!
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Two unique visitors came in the Aquarium today, a spotted owl and two bats! They are now on their way to the Wildlife Center of the North Coast for some TLC. Thank you Sharnell!!
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It's a great day to feed seals!! You still have time, we're open until 7:00 p.m.!!
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Check out what the staff from the Beach Discovery Program found today on Seaside's beach! Remember the program runs every Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting) from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Come on by and check it out!
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Exploring the tide pools in Seaside: Seaside is not known for its tide pools but on the south end of town, at an area called the cove, small tide pools contain various gems. Check out what today's low tide revealed.
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The Beach Discovery Program is back for the summer. Come and see what there is to find on Seaside Beach! The program runs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays (weather permitting) right in front of the Seaside Aquarium. Check out today's discoveries.
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Velella velellas invade Seaside!! It's been a while since we have seen a mass stranding of Vellela vellelas. Recent westerly winds have brought these guys onto the beach. 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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Happy 4th of July!! Join us tomorrow in "Treasure the Beach Cleanup" in Seaside from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sign in and pick up supplies at the Seashore Inn on the Beach, 60 N. Promenade. "Treasure the Beach Cleanup" in Seaside occurs on the first Saturday of every month! Can't make it for the clean up... that's OK. Beach clean up bags, courtesy the Beach Drive Buccaneers, are available year round in the Seaside Aquarium Gift Shop, so you can be a part of keeping Seaside Beach clean throughout the year!
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Check out our new school of anchovies!!
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Another great day here, at the Seaside Aquarium!
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Here, at the Seaside Aquarium, we love rockfish! The tiger rockfish is one of our favorites.
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Sea anemones: so beautiful and so deadly! This little beast can paralyze and eat small fish.
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Seaside Aquarium, 200 North Prom, Seaside, Oregon 97138 Tel: (503) 738-6211.