whales http://ijpr.org en Whale Watch Week: When And Where http://ijpr.org/post/whale-watch-week-when-and-where <p></p><p>The whales are coming.&nbsp; Again.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Gray whales migrate from Baja California to Alaskan waters this time of year, passing the Oregon/California coast right about now.&nbsp;</p><p>So spring break for many students and families coincides with <a href="http://www.oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=thingstodo.dsp_whaleWatching" target="_blank"><strong>Whale Watch Week.&nbsp; </strong></a> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 9419 at http://ijpr.org Whale Watch Week: When And Where Are Whales At Risk From Navy Sonar Training Plans? http://ijpr.org/post/are-whales-risk-navy-sonar-training-plans <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Active sonar is the Navy’s best weapon to detect the presence of hostile submarines. But that same powerful underwater pulse of sound can harm or even kill whales and other marine mammals. Now, the Navy is seeking permission to continue using a huge swath of the Northwest coast – from northern California to the Canadian border -- for a wide range of naval training and practice, including sonar. The Navy says it’s taking precautions, but others say it’s not enough.</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:38:16 +0000 Liam Moriarty 8264 at http://ijpr.org Are Whales At Risk From Navy Sonar Training Plans? Winter Whale Watching Begins http://ijpr.org/post/winter-whale-watching-begins <p>Winter whale watching week is almost here. The Oregon State Parks and Recreation has dubbed the week of December 26-31 Winter Whale Watching Week.</p><p></p><p>It is the annual migration of the gray whales as they make their way to warmer waters. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:36:04 +0000 Barbara Dellenback 5031 at http://ijpr.org Winter Whale Watching Begins