On our recent trip to Oregon we visited the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. It is a great aquarium that also has outdoor exhibits with sea otters, seals and sea lions, and a seabird aviary. The aquarium opened it doors to the public in 1992.
The newest exhibit at the aquarium is Secrets of Shipwrecks. The exhibit takes you on a journey through artificial reefs that shipwrecks create. Replicas of real artifacts discovered in historic shipwrecks from the Red Sea to the Caribbean are part of the watery exhibits.
In the seabird aviary we saw Tufted Puffins, Horned Puffins, Rhinoceros Auklets, Pigeon Guillemots, Common Murres and Black Oystercatchers.
I had a great time at the aquarium and enjoyed taking photographs.
If you are ever on the Oregon coast I can recommend a visit to the Oregon Coast Aquarium.