Moms and calves are here. Have you seen gray whale mothers and their new calves in the waters offshore from the central Oregon coast? Ever wonder why these 40-foot creatures would be in waters so shallow? Or how a baby whale nurses? Did you know whales can be seen year-round from the Oregon shores?

People are invited to learn about gray whales during a virtual presentation sponsored by the Newport 60+ Activity Center on Friday, April 30, at 1 p.m. This Zoom presentation will feature Clint and Kathy Perry, who will share their love of whale watching by answering these questions and more. Bring your curiosity, enjoy a few whale artifacts and hear the latest information about these gentle giants.

The couple’s expertise comes from years of volunteering with the Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center and Hatfield Marine Science Center, plus multiple naturalist certifications and trainings with whale experts.

People can register for this online program at www.newportoregon.gov/sc  — click on the banner for the online catalog and select the 60+ Activities tab to find this event. A Zoom link will be provided to those registered ahead of time. Anyone with questions about Zoom or how to sign up should call the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 541-265-9617.

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