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Spring Whale Watching Week March 23-30, 2013

Did you know that Gray Whales' annual migration is 12,000 miles, a longer distance than any other mammal on earth? In late December, Gray Whales travel south along the Oregon Coast to the warm, calm bays of Mexico to give birth to their young. They return north in the spring and spend the summer feeding in the Bering and Chukchi Seas, storing enough food to sustain them for the rest of the year.

The time to see the Gray Whales heading north along the Oregon Coast is in mid-March. Spring Whale Watching Week is March 23 - 30 this year. Volunteers are stationed at 24 sites along the coast, including Cape Kiwanda, from 10am to 1pm each day that week. Follow the "Whale Watching Spoken Here" signs from the bottom of the beach ramp, walk north along the beach and up the dune to the lookout at Cape Kiwanda.

Be sure to bring your binoculars!