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OREGON COAST -- Every winter an estimated 20,000 gray whales migrate south from Alaska, passing the Oregon coast as they make their way to Baja, Mexico.
Volunteers with the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will set up at 24 whale watching sites. They plan to offer tips and facts about the animals as they come through.
Volunteers will be at the locations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
According to Oregon State Parks officials, the Sea Lions Caves, Umpqua Lighthouse State Park and Face Rock Scenic Viewpoint are some of the best locations to see the whales.
You can find a map with the top 24 best location to see whales in Oregon here.
Whale week starts Dec. 27 and ends on Dec. 31.
- Winter whale watch week starts along the Oregon coast
- Whale carcass rolls ashore along Oregon Coast
- Watch for stranded sea turtles on the Oregon coast this winter
- Gray whale washes ashore on Oregon beach
- Winter storm building on Oregon Coast, moving inland
- Earthquakes strike off Oregon Coast
- Small earthquake hits Oregon's coast
- Crab harvesting closure extended on Oregon coast
- Surfers brave the storm on Oregon coast
- Southern Oregon coast reopens for crabbing season