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Whale-watching season returns to Oregon coast


March 22, 2023

Courtesy of Oregon State Parks

Whale Watch volunteers scan the seas in Depoe Bay in December 2022.

Oregon State Parks will host Spring Whale Watch Week in person along the Oregon Coast Tuesday, March 28 through Sunday, April 2.

An estimated 18,000 gray whales are expected to swim past Oregon's shores from late March through June as part of their annual migration back toward Alaska.

Trained Oregon Parks and Recreation Department volunteers will be stationed at 17 sites to help visitors spot whales, share information and answer questions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. The sites are some of the best places to watch for whales on the Oregon Coast.

The Whale Watching Center, at 119 Hwy. 101 i...

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