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Whale Watching Week kicks off Dec. 27 on Oregon Coast

Dec. 18, 2014

Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) again is hosting Whale Watch Week Dec. 27-31 at 24 designated whale watching sites along the coast. Trained volunteers from the Whale Watching Spoken Here program will be stationed at the sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on those days to help visitors spot gray whales heading south.

Visitors will also learn about whale migration and feeding habits. A map of the watch sites is available online at whalespoken.org.

Camping, including yurts and cabins, is available at state parks along the coast. Go to oregonstateparks.org to check availability and make a reservation.

OPRD reminds visitors to be aware of winter storms and high waves--respect closures, stay off the sand and watch storms from an elevated location.