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Catch a glimpse during Whale Watch Week

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 31st, 2013


The front deck of the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is a great location to spot whales during their winter migration along the Oregon coast. From as many as eight to 14 whales were spotted throughout last weekend at the visitor center, located three miles south of Yachats. A whale watcher looks for whales in the ocean waters. Whale Watch volunteers will be on hand from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. today (Tuesday) at 24 designated sites along the coast to assist visitors with techniques for spotting whales.
YACHATS Whale tails have been spotted shooting up out of the ocean more and more this week as gray whales are passing the Oregon coast on their southward winter migration.

Renee Fowler, a park ranger at Beverly Beach State Park, the Depoe Bay Whale Center and Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, explained that the southbound migration takes place from November through January and peaks around the winter holiday season.

For the complete article see the 12-31-2013 issue.








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