10 Feb 2015

7 Reasons to Get Down with Rockfish

The humble rockfish. They are a frequent sight whether you’re strolling by a fish counter at the market on Newport’s Historic Bayfront or walking throughout the Aquarium. Some visitors even ask why the Aquarium exhibits have so many of these sedentary, and seemingly commonplace fish. These natives of Oregon’s cold water coastal reefs deserve every bit of exhibit real estate they occupy. Here’s why: They are armed with venomous spines. Rockfish sport venomous spines on

31 Dec 2014

Top Three Viral Posts From 2014

1. A Whale-Sized Surprise We knew our scientific dive team captured something special when they photographed this orca spy hopping, but we had no idea how many of you would agree! Check it Out!   2. You Otter Kiss Back Nuka made a splash with our Facebook friends when he puckered up for the camera in this video. Check it out!   3.Beached by the Wind By-the-Wind Sailors washed ashore by the millions this summer,