Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Depoe Bay Whale Watching (Whales Tail)

"Whales Tail" Dockside Charters, Whale Watching Report for September 8, 2009

The ocean conditions were very enjoyable today with light winds and seas. There were numerous whale sightings in the bay and north and south of Depoe Bay. Tomorrows weather looks fantastic with SW winds 10 knots, west swell 3 feet. Thank you for visiting our web site, we hope to see you aboard the Whales Tail.

Whale Bits
The Gray Whale is a dark slate-gray in color and covered by characteristic gray-white patterns, scars left by parasites which drop off in the cold feeding grounds. Individual whales are typically identified using photographs of their dorsal surface and matching the scars and patches associated with parasites that have fallen off the whale or are still attached.
Gray Whales measure from 16 ft long for newborns to 45 ft long for adult females (which tend to be slightly larger than adult males.) Newborns are a darker gray to black in color. On maturity, a gray whale can reach a maximum weight of 40 tons.

Whale watching has been great this past week, with lots sightings of gray whales, For added adventure, nothing beats a trip aboard the "WHALES TAIL". Dockside had the first licensed Zodiac style boat taking Whale Watchers out on the entire Oregon Coast. Fun for the entire family. Go out with Gary or Kit for a great time.The Whales Tail is available 7 days a week, starting in the mornings at 8:AM and runs all day and into the early evenings. We have 1hr and 1 1/2 hr and 2 hr trips. We would like to thank everybody who went out with us and hope to see you again.
Until tomorrow
Gary and Kit

PO Box 1308
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
(541) 765-2545 or (800) 733-8915