Friday, April 6, 2018

Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

Some of the best whale watching along the Oregon coast is from June through October. Some gray whales do not continue on to Alaskan waters but stay off the coast of Depoe Bay during the summer months.
This is when our resident whales have returned and taken up residence. As summer approaches we see more and more of our resident gray whales show up.
These resident gray whales stay close to shore to feed in and around the kelp beds on mysid shrimp. Gray whales can eat 2,000 pounds a day of shrimp like amphipods.
Gray whales have no teeth, they strain their food through a baleen, which hangs from the roof of the mouth. Grays whales are the only bottom feeding whales. When they feed, a whale dives to the bottom, rolls on its right side and gulps mouthfuls of their food.
For more information on our tours visit Whale's Tail Charters