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Octopus DayOCTOPUS DAY

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Join us at the Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center for a day of “Octo-centric” activities. At 12:45 we will be feeding our resident red octopus (Octopus rubescens). At 1:00 in the Hennings Auditorium there will be a presentation on Giant Pacific Octopuses. Do you know the differences between a squid and an octopus? Dr. Hanshumaker is conducting a side-by-side dissection of a giant Pacific octopus (Enteroctopus dofleini) and a large clubhook squid (Moroteuthis robusta) at 1:30. There will be octopus and other cephalopod videos shown continuously in the Hennings Auditorium. The winners of the coloring contest will receive the beaks from the octopus and squid.


View of the Yaquina Bay Estuary.

ESTUARY WALK

GUIDED TOURS MEET AT HMSC VISITORS CENTER 

September 11th, 18th, and 25th at 11 am

Join us for a fun and informative walk along the beautiful Yaquina Bay Estuary Nature Trail. The trail is 1/2 mile walk following a rocky and partially paved path. Learn about the plants, animals, and natural forces that make estuaries among the most productive habitats on the planet. Meet at the Visitor Center entrance at 11am to join the guided tour.

Note: Dogs are not allowed on the nature trail at any time.

 

Sea lions at the BayfrontPORT DOCK ONE INTERPRETIVE PROGRAM

NEWPORT'S HISTORIC BAYFRONT

September: Every Friday from 10 am to 1 pm The 11th

Sept. 11th from 11 am to 2 pm, Sept 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 10 am to 1pm

Throughout the summer volunteers are stationed at Port Dock 1 on Newport’s Historic Bayfront to chat with visitors about California sea lions and other wildlife, local Fishing Vessels, and anything else that comes up at this dynamic working dock. Just look for the friendly volunteer in the bright red jacket.

 

 

 

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