In addition to our regular displays, maintenance of
the aquarium, and our work for the Marine Mammal
Stranding network, we also:
- Made multiple
presentations at Seaside
and Cannon Beach
Public Libraries on
both the Marine
Network and the
- Held an Open
House in March raising
$1200 for the Friends
of Haystack Rock and the Wildlife Center of the
- Assisted the North Coast Land Conservancy with
Necanicum Bird Discovery Day.
- Provided touch tanks at the Cannon Beach Earth
Day Celebration in April.
- Placed a Chamber of Commerce webcam on top of
- Celebrated Drexler the sealís 26th birthday.
- Housed a live blue shark that was found struggling
in the surf.
- Found and collected a thresher shark that washed
- Ran the Discovery Program. In its 14th summer we
had almost 7000 visitors in 23 program days.
- Helped the Wildlife Center of the North Coast with
their rehab and release of 1,000 water birds this
autumn (see article right).
- Sent a live black sea turtle that washed ashore to
Oregon Coast Aquarium for rehab.
- Collected more than 500 pounds of food in our
annual food drive.
Important Beach Safety
1. Never turn your back on the ocean.
Sneaker waves are very powerful, sometimes strong
enough to knock over an adult.
2. Avoid logs in the surf.
They may look stable, but the ocean can roll logs large
enough to crush you.
3. This is not a safe area for swimming
in the ocean.
Be aware there is a strong undercurrent. Children should
be kept within armís reach and should go no deeper than
4. Completely extinguish your campfires.
Embers can burn for days if left or covered.
5. Leave marine mammals alone.
Marine mammals can carry diseases transmittable to humans.
This October hundreds
of waterfowl washed
and helpless. A large
had stripped the
their feathers. The
Wildlife Center of the
North Coast rescued at
least 600 birds and sent
approx 450 to California
on a Coast Guard plane
for rehabilitation. The
aquarium provided extra
food and helped load
the animals onto the
For more information,
visit the Wildlife Center
for the Oregon Coast