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Spotting Spring Whale Migrations on the Oregon Coast
Published: 03/12/2018

Spring whale watching begins in March as Gray Whales travel north along the Oregon Coast on their way to feeding grounds in the Arctic.

During spring Whale Watch Week, visitors can spot migrating Gray Whales with the help of trained interpreters, March 24-31, 2018. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program, coordinated by Oregon State Parks, places hundreds of volunteers at 24 locations along the coast. Spring migration offers the best opportunity of the year to spot Gray Whales as they travel north to food-rich waters off Alaska. During spring migration, whales typically make a more leisurely trip, taking time to feed and pass closer to the shore. This northern journey can also stretch into early summer, as mothers with calves travel slower along this route. To learn more about whale watching and view a map of designated locations go to: Whale Watch Spoken Here

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