|Oregon Coast Notes|
|Spring Whale Watching week on the Oregon Coast|
|Oregon Coast Notes - News|
Why do gray whales migrate? How long does the migration last? Where do they go from here? When will we see them again?
When you visit one of the 26 "Whale Watching Spoken Here" sites along the
More than 400 trained volunteers will be at the selected sites from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. during the annual spring whale watch week. They will answer questions and give advice about spotting some of the 18,000-plus gray whales cruising north to their summer feeding grounds in
"It's a 12,000-mile journey," said Morris Grover at the
The traffic is not limited to gray whales, Grover added. More than 1,000 humpback whales join the migration.
Grover says that morning is the best time to watch. "The ocean is generally calmer, and the sun is at your back."
The Oregon State University/Sea Grant Hatfield Marine Science Center offers coinciding presentations that include children story times in nearby
Maps of the Whale Watching Spoken Here viewpoints, information on charter boat and airplane tours, and whale watching tips are online at www.whalespoken.org.
OPRD coordinates the whale watch weeks with support from the
Newport Tradewinds Whale Watching