Spring Whale Watch Week approaches on Oregon coast, March 22-29

Posted by The Oregon Coast / March 23, 2014

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department again is hosting Whale Watch Week, between March 22 and March 29, as gray whales cruise north on their spring migration.

Gray whale numbers usually peak about the last week in March and just in time for the Spring Whale Watch Week. Roughly 160 gray whales pass along the coast each day.

Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at the 24 designated whale watch sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on those days (Saturday to Saturday) to help visitors learn about the whale migration and feeding habits.

Whale watchers with binoculars can expect to spot passing whales as far as three miles offshore from the shore. The gray whales’ 12-foot blow — or spout — is often visible from the shore.

 

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Story by Kimberly A.C. Wilson
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