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Giant Pacific Octopus

Our newest resident, a Giant Pacific Octopus, is named “Triton” and actually he is just a little guy right now… Triton is shy and precious and is about 3 feet across when he stretches, but he is growing very fast. Triton is estimated to be about a year old. He has already doubled in size […]

Walking Shark Epaulette Shark

Walking Sharks

What are Walking Sharks? Portland Aquarium’s latest educational display features new sharks that are known as juvenile epaulette sharks, also known as “Walking Sharks.” “They are some of the most interesting sharks I’ve ever seen,” said the director of animal husbandry and operations. “Rather than swim, full grown epaulette sharks can walk by wriggling their […]

Feed Lorikeets In Portland? YES!

It’s 2012, and in addition to all of this year’s cool new tech stuff (including the iPhone 5) there have also been amazing advancements outside of tech, such as being able to hand-feed a Lorikeet in Portland, although they’re most commonly found in the Australasian region! Who needs an iPhone 5 when we will have […]

New Aquarium creating a buzz in Milwaukie, OR.

click here for the original article.  By Shannon L. Cheesman, KATU.com producer/reporter. click here to see photo gallery. MILWAUKIE, Ore. – A new aquarium that will give kids a hands-on experience with marine life and other creatures is coming to Milwaukie. Work is well under way on the 12,500-square-foot Oregon Aquarium (not to be confused with theOregon […]

Article 2 in the Oregonian–We Open in December!

Oregon Aquarium bringing puffins, hands-on exhibits to SE McLoughlin site OregonLive Article Here Ammon Covino stops by the old Black Angus Steakhouse building on Southeast McLoughlin Boulevard each month to check on the progress of the for-profit Oregon Aquarium he is installing. Inside, the 11,000-square-foot building still looks like an old restaurant, except for the […]

Sea Cucumbers

Meet our friends, the Sea Cucumbers!   Sea cucumbers are echinoderms from the class holothuroidea. They are marine invertebrates with a leathery skin and an elongated bod. Sea cucumbers are found on the sea floor worldwide. The number of holothurian species worldwide is about 1250 with the greatest number being in the Asia Pacific region.     Many of these […]

Gulper Shark

Gulper Shark – Centrophorus granulosus from Sharks.org WHAT TO LOOK FOR This shark has a smooth skin (block-shaped denticles wide spaced but not overlapping). It has a rather short and thick snout, and its first dorsal fin is quite short and high, with the second being almost as high with a spine base over its […]