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Aquarium “Seapunk”

Calling all Jules Verne and steampunk aficionados—the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Seapunk: Powered by Imagination, opens on May 25. The exhibit is modeled after the subgenre of science fiction, art, technology, and fashion inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery known as steampunk. Seapunk: Powered by Imagination shows a new […]

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News, Wildlife

A New Oregon License Plate

NEWPORT, Ore. – A new Oregon license plate, with the image of a gray whale mother and her calf, will be available at Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles offices throughout the state beginning on Feb. 1. “This is a wonderful way to support marine mammal conservation on a local and […]

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Whaling Behavior

New Insights into Gray Whale Behavior Scientists are discovering that gray whales do a lot of crazy things they didn’t know about, including performing headstands, swimming upside down, and playing their own version of “tag” between feeding episodes. They even apparently engage in some bawdy behavior now and then. These […]