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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 […]

Article in the Oregonian

  Two brothers from Idaho hope to build a marine aquarium geared to children in a former Black Angus Steakhouse south of Milwaukie. In a tour this week, a contractor gutting the 11,000-square-foot building envisioned what could go into the space: a puffin room where a kitchen used to be, touch tanks as you walk […]

Puffins

Did you know that Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season. These are pelagic seabirds that feed primarily by diving in the water. They breed in large colonies on coastal cliffs or offshore islands, nesting in crevices among rocks or in burrows in the soil. Two species, the Tufted […]