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Backbone connected to the neck bone

Backbone connected to the neck bone

Recently, two whale skeletons were reconstructed and assembled for display in the new Charleston Marine Life Center.  A team of student and teacher volunteers led by Lee Post (a.k.a. the BoneMan) spent all of October rebuilding a killer whale and gray whale skeleton on the OIMB campus. A special thanks to our volunteers, Nancy Treneman, […]

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Assistant Professor Opening

The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (http://oimb.uoregon.edu) and the Department of Biology (http://biology.uoregon.edu) at the University of Oregon invite applications for a tenure-track (Assistant Professor) position in marine biology based at OIMB in Charleston, Oregon. Individuals whose research interests are appropriate for a marine laboratory, complement the strengths of existing faculty, and whose teaching interests […]

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Charleston Marine Life Center

Currently under construction and with a planned opening in 2013, the Charleston Marine Life Center will be an exciting new public museum and aquarium on the campus of OIMB and at the edge of the harbor in Charleston, OR.

For more information view the: Marine Life Center Brochure

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Adopt a Bone

Adopt a Bone to Help the Marine Life Center! The twin focal points of the Marine Mammal Gallery will be complete re-articulated skeletons of an Orca (Killer Whale) and a California Gray Whale. The specimens, already clean and in hand, will be assembled in place once their gallery has been completed. You have the opportunity to adopt bones or skeletons for a tax deductable contribution. Your name and your bone will be identified on a commemorative plaque displayed permanently in the museum. Bones are priced for every budget and donors of $500 or more will receive a realistic resin cast of one of our killer whale’s teeth. Adopt today!

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