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Coast Aquarium Releases Rehabbed Murres
|Aquarium staff releases the murres
- The Oregon Coast Aquarium released seven common murres Wednesday
after having been rehabilitated by Aquarium aviculturists.
The birds were found
as chicks on the beach this summer, separated from their parents.
aviculture staff raised the young murres to the age when they can
fly and dive underwater for fish on their own. Normally, at about
3 or 4 weeks of age, murre chicks jump from their nest rocks at
Yaquina Head and are taken offshore by their male parent, who finishes
raising them at sea.
If the parent and chick
become separated and cannot find each other, the young chick can’t
survive on its own.
|Staff caring for a common murre
Lissy Moore assisted Aquarium Curator of Birds, Karen Anderson,
as they lifted the carriers and climbed over the rocks of the jetty
to release the birds. The aviculturists sat on the rocks and watched
through binoculars as the birds flew a short distance and began
The said they were pleased,
as this is a good sign of full recovery.
younger birds will hopefully follow the adult to fishing grounds
that it will be familiar with,” said Anderson. “The
little guys were nervous - they were unaccustomed to being handled
after being in their big tank.”
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The birds had
been living in a big tank which allowed them room to dive and exercise
as they grew up. As the murres swam and bathed near loons and grebes
on the outgoing tide, Wednesday’s calm wind and water conditions
in the bay seemed favorable for a successful transition to a life
“Rafts of Common
Murre parents with youngsters, along with other species of seabirds,
are being seen regularly just offshore,” said Anderson . “There
seems to be adequate fish and plankton to feed them this year.”
The cost of caring for
the birds will be covered by grants from the Kinsman Foundation
and the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation. The grants were awarded
to help cover the cost of providing urgent care for sick and injured
marine mammals and birds.
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The Oregon Coast
Aquarium has rehabilitated and released (when possible) injured
seabirds, tropical sea turtles, and marine mammals including various
endangered species. Although many such distressed animals are in
such poor condition upon arrival that they do not survive, there
are those that are successfully rehabilitated and returned to the
wild. People who find an injured animal are asked not to touch it
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Coast Ghosts and Other Paranormal Legends Tales of
ghosts, UFO's, spiritual spots and more abound on these beaches
Summer Rears Its Pretty Head on Oregon Coast The
legend has arrived, bringing warm weather and some natural oddities
Abuzz Over Photos of Green Flash, Glowing Sand Coastal
residents caught photos of glowing sands and the green flash
It and Roughing It on Oregon’s Coast A look
at trails and rugged campgrounds
Wines and Wine Bars on the Oregon Coast Wine shops
and wine bars are a growing part of coastal tourism
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