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A Whale of a Trip Along Oregon's Coast
Published: 09/26/2018
 
Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Oregon
Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay, Oregon
Photo courtesy of Oregon Parks & Recreation Department

Migrating whales travel longer than any mammal on earth and can be observed from the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch.

Starting in late fall Gray Whales leave their feeding grounds in the Arctic and travel south to breed in the warm waters off Mexico. The Oregon Coast with expansive ocean views on elevated locations like coastal capes and headlands is a great place to spot these marine giants. During peak winter migration time, December 27 through January 1, 2019, the best whale watching locations along the coast, are staffed by trained volunteers to answer questions and help you spot a whale. Read more about Oregon's Gray Whale migration visit: Oregon's Wandering Whales. Learn more about Oregon's Whale Watch Center and spotting tips. Access the Whale Watch Center brochure here at: Depoe Bay Whale Watching Guide. To view a map of 24 watch locations go to: Whale Watching Spoken Here.

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