Winter Whale Watching Begins

Dec 20, 2013

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.

Whale watchers in Coos County, 2009.
Credit Gary Halvorson/Oregon State Archives

It is the annual migration of the gray whales as they make their way to warmer waters.

Several locations on the Oregon coast will have volunteers offering a summary of gray whale migration information from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Volunteers will be equipped with a reference manual and filed guide to marine mammals of the Pacific Northwest to help answer questions.