The Oregon Coast Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day on Saturday, June 30. The event highlights the importance of the ocean and its inhabitants through interactive activities, raffles, and animal presentations.
The event will encourage guests to take part in everyday solutions to plastic pollution and marine litter. The best part? The Aquarium animals will help demonstrate how!
Learn from Max the sea lion and Schuster the sea otter as they show their commitment to recycling by disposing of plastic bottles in the proper receptacle. Presentations starring JoJo the brown pelican will educate guests on the importance of proper waste disposal so that plastics and fishing line don’t endanger seabirds. Visitors can also chat with the marine mammal team about the Aquarium’s entanglement rehabilitation cases, like the northern fur seal pup.
The annual World Oceans Day event is celebrated by organizations across the globe to promote understanding and stewardship of the ocean. The Aquarium will be hosting the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Marine Operations (Pacific), USFS Cape Perpetua, Depoe Bay Whale Center with Oregon State Parks, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, and the American Cetacean Society. Each organization will engage visitors with displays and activities that inspire ocean conservation.
World Oceans Day activities are free with Aquarium admission and advance registration is not required. For more information or to buy tickets online visit aquarium.org or call 541-867-FISH.Location
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Contact Sally Compton