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Where To See Whales This Week!!

December 27, 2009

by KGW.com staff

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 10:48 AM

Updated today at 11:00 AM

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About 18,000 gray whales and 1,100 humpbacks are in the middle of an annual migration to the Baja coast for breeding.

Through New Year’s Day, there are 26 locations along the coast with volunteers spotters and guides from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This link shows photos of the actual viewing spots, an enticing invitation itself to go to the coast regardless of the whales.

The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department has created this helpful link, whalespoken.org, that lists locations of the volunteer spotters, a daily whale count, links to charter boats and a way to become a volunteer guide yourself.

Here are some very basic guides from the parks department.

– Dress for standing out in cold, drizzly weather.

– Bring binoculars. Focus them, but look for whale blows with the naked eye. When you spot a blow is the time to bring up the binoculars.

– Morning light is better for spotting blows. Afternoon light reflections make spotting blows more difficult.

– Calmer days are better whale watching days.

– Higher locations are better than sandy beaches.

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