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Oregon Parks and Recreation announces Spring Whale Watching Week

Posted: Friday, Mar 22nd, 2013


More than 200 trained volunteers will be at 24 “Whale Watching Spoken Here” sites along the coast from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during Spring Whale Watching Week, begins this Saturday and runs through Saturday, March 30. This photo was taken at Boiler Bay State Park during a previous whale watch week. (File photo)


The first gray whales heading northward on their annual spring migration have already been spotted from the Oregon State Parks Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay. Many more gray whales will be migrating soon - just in time for the upcoming Spring Whale Watching Week, which starts this Saturday and runs through Saturday, March 30. Migrating gray whale numbers usually peak about the last week in March, conveniently coinciding with many of the area schools' spring breaks.

More than 200 trained volunteers will be at 24 "Whale Watching Spoken Here" sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. during this week. They will be there to answer questions and share tips about spotting some of the 18,000 gray whales cruising north from their breeding grounds on Mexico's Baja coast to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas.

For the complete article see the 03-22-2013 issue.

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