Aquarium Open House Raises Funds for Local Nonprofits
On March 1, 2009 the Aquarium held an open house benefiting the Friends of
Haystack Rock and the Wildlife Center of the North Coast. Admission was free, but
visitors were invited to donate to the Friends of Haystack Rock, a nonprofit
organization that supports Cannon Beach’s Haystack Rock Awareness Program. Seal
food sales were given to the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, who rehabilitates
injured native animals found in the area. More than 1,000 visitors attended the open
house. Sharnelle Fee, Director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, brought a
variety of rehabilitated birds for visitors to view. Volunteers
from the Friends of Haystack Rock shared information about
tidepool life and the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, now
in its 26th year. Visitors were also able to enter free drawings
and view regular aquarium displays.
The open house raised
$700 for the Friends
of Haystack Rock and
$500 for the Wildlife
Center of the North
Baby Seals Must Be Left Alone to Survive
Harbor seal babies are born in spring and summer and
can be found resting on the beach while their mothers
search for food.
Well-meaning people sometimes
think that a baby seal alone
on the beach has been
abandoned, but this is not
the case. If moved, the seal
pup has no chance of reuniting
with its mother.
If you see a baby seal alone on the beach, leave it alone
and call the Seaside Aquarium so we can post signs
around the seal to encourage everyone to stay away.
Do not, under ANY circumstances, touch or move the
Call 503-738-6211 to report stranded marine
mammals , including baby seals, in the area.
View the beach right now
with the new Aquarium Cam!
We have recently partnered
with the Seaside Chamber of
Commerce to put a web cam
on the roof of the Seaside
Aquarium. Visit our website at
and you can control the view
of the aquarium cam. Visitors to the website are
allowed control of the camera in 2 minute increments,
so you may need to wait, but not for long!
Once you are in control of the camera, you can choose
a variety of pre-focused sites by using a drop-down
menu or you can aim the camera yourself. The camera
can look up or down the beach, zoom, and even take
photos. Want to know the weather in Seaside or see the
mouth of the Necanicum? Check it out!