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A Whale of a Journey
Published: 08/30/2017  Updated: 09/28/2017
 
Whale Watching Center at Depoe Bay
Whale Watching Center at Depoe Bay
Photo Courtesy of Oregon Parks & Recreation

The longest migration of any creature on earth can be observed from the shores of the Oregon Coast, if you know when and where to watch.

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. Gray Whales are commonly sighted up and down the Oregon Coast during the annual winter migration, December 27-31. During this peak migration time, 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, spotting tips and watch locations at: Oregon's Gray Whale Migration

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