Whale watching week returns Dec. 27-31 as whales migrate past Oregon coast


December 27, 2018

Photo provided/Oregon Parks and Recreation Department

Gray whales are on the move south again this December, and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is celebrating the migration with the annual Whale Watching Week Dec. 27 through 31.

Volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at 24 sites along the Oregon coast during the event. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, they'll offer whale watching tips and facts about the animals.

A map of the 24 volunteer whale watch sites can be found on whalespoken.org.

Every winter, an estimated 20,000 Gray whales migrate south from Alaska to the warm calving lagoons off the...

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