Spring break is a chance to spot gray whales along the Oregon coast.
Hundreds of trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at 24 designated whale watch sites March 25th through March 31st.
Luke Parsons, Park Ranger with Oregon State Parks, says the watch sites will be open daily from 10 am until 1 pm to help visitors learn about the whales’ migration and feeding habits, as well as tips on how to spot them.
Parsons says the Oregon Parks and Recreation Whale Watching Center in Depoe Bay will also be open each day during whale watch week from 10 am until 4 pm. The center has panoramic ocean views and very high-powered cameras and televisions that look out over the ocean.
Parson says if you’re not able to make it to the coast during whale watch week, they will be streaming live on YouTube during watch site hours.
For a map of all the sites, what to bring and the live-stream, visit whalespoken.org or oregonstateparks.org