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Oregon Coast Aquarium hatches companion for Monterey Bay Aquarium’s black oystercatcher

Posted: Wednesday, Sep 4th, 2013


The Oregon Coast Aquarium’s aviculture staff decided to allow the resident pair of oystercatchers they care for to incubate one of their eggs after receiving a request for a companion for the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s black oystercatcher. The bird will join Monterey’s 20-year-old female that was rescued from the wild in Alaska.
A black oystercatcher chick that hatched in the Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Seabird Aviary exhibit this summer boarded a plane in Portland on Aug. 29 to fly south to its new home at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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