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NEWPORT, OR -- Director of Marketing Julie Woodward of the Oregon Coast Aquarium talks with KBND about how they're functioning despite the pandemic. With over 15,000 animals residing in the aquarium, the nonprofit organization depends on the 400,000 visitors a year to finance their care and upkeep. So far, they’ve raised $180,000 but with one sea otter costing $18,000 a year to feed alone, the aquarium is asking the community for support. As one of the top 10 rated aquariums in the country, being closed due to the pandemic has had a major impact. However, they continue to keep spirits high by entertaining the animals and posting videos of their day-to-day activities. The public can view these videos by going to the bottom of the aquarium’s webpage and clicking on their YouTube link.

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