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      Whale Watching Week - Spring in Cannon Beach


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      March 25, 2019

      Monday  10:00 AM (on various days)

      Off Hwy. 101, 2 miles north of Cannon Beach
      Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110

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      Whale Watching Week - Spring

      Gray whales migrate South from their feeding grounds in the Bering and Chukchi seas around Alaska from mid-December through January. They are heading to their breeding grounds in Baja California, Mexico, where warm-water lagoons become nurseries for expectant mothers. Then from late March to June the whales migrate North back to Alaska. On each trip, approximately 18,000 gray whales pass close to the Oregon Coast. Each year peak migration times coincide with people's vacation times. The Whale Watching Spoken Here program takes advantage of this coincidence with two weeks of assisted whale watching: one is the week between Christmas and New Year's and the other is during the last week in March. During each whale-watch week hundreds of volunteers man 24 sites along the coast from Ilwaco, Washington to Crescent City, California. The volunteers are on duty 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to help visitors see the marine animals and offer information about their migration. Visit www.oregonstateparks.org for more information and a list of all sites.

      Cost: Free

      Categories: Holiday | Outdoors & Recreation

      This event repeats on various days:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.