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Oregon Coast Aquarium is an aquarium in Newport in the U.S. state
of Oregon. Opened in 1992, the facility sits on 23 acres (9.3 ha)
along Yaquina Bay near the Pacific Ocean. From January 1996 until
September 9, 1998 when he was shipped to Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
this aquarium was home to Keiko, the orca who starred in the movie
Free Willy. USA Today considers the Oregon Coast Aquarium
world-class and Coastal Living magazine ranks the it among the top
ten aquariums in North America. Newport business leaders proposed
building an aquarium beginning in the early 1980s. These leaders
proposed a $7 million facility in 1982 as a way to boost the local
economy. The group incorporated two-years later as a non-profit,
and increased fund-raising efforts in 1987, collecting $11 million
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