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Whale Watch Week Along The Coast
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department announces that now through March 29th is when gray whales cruise north on their spring migration. Gray whale numbers usually peak around the last week in March and in time for the Spring Whale Watch Week. Nearly 160 gray whales pass along the coast each day and whale watchers may see their twelve-foot spout from shore.
Trained volunteers are at 24 “Whale Watching Spoken Here” sites along the coast. They will answer questions about spotting some of the 18,000 gray whales heading from their breeding grounds on Mexico’s Baja coast to their summer feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi Seas. Oregon State Park rangers and volunteers will also be at the Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay. Maps of the “Whale Watching Spoken Here” viewpoints are online at www.whalespoken.org.