Annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend set for July 27-28


Volunteers will be on hand in Depoe Bay each day.

July 17, 2019 — The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society (ACS) is hosting its eighth annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend on July 27 and 28, at Boiler Bay State Park, Depoe Bay.

ACS volunteer members and Certified Naturalists will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days to help visitors watch for whales and other wildlife as well as provide information on whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats.

The family-friendly event is free, open to the public and fun for all ages.

No worries about seasickness, this is an eco-friendly shore-based whale watch. Come observe the whales in their natural habitat without causing a disturbance.

Some of the things visitors will learn will include defining what a cetacean is; the differences between a dolphin and porpoise; what baleen is; which kinds of whales, dolphins and porpoises are found off the Oregon Coast; what they eat and what eats them; the different threats affecting them; how to help.

The most frequently observed cetaceans along the Oregon Coast are gray whales. Learn about the Pacific Coast Feeding Group of gray whales and the myth of resident whales.

Whales are facing many threats and some species and populations are on the verge of extinction. Learn how to make a difference wherever you live in the world.

The American Cetacean Society is the oldest whale conservation organization in the world, founded in 1967. The mission of the all-volunteer nonprofit is to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats through public education, research grants and conservation actions.

Information on the ACS can be found online at www.acsonline.org.

Contact Joy Primrose, ACS Oregon Chapter President, at [email protected] or by calling 541-517-8754 for more information.

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