Oregon Whale Numbers Stunning This Last Month
(Depoe Bay, Oregon) Some stunning numbers of whales sightings have been reported in the last month, thanks to that cozy and cajoling run of great weather the Oregon coast experienced much of the time. Even some humpback whales were reported by officials. Above: Rocky Creek near Depoe Bay, where plenty of whales have been seen.
Those working the front windows of the Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay have provided some stellar numbers, not just from their vantage point in the bay but from visitors and locals roaming the area.
Those calm and sunny conditions provided the show in two important ways. One: whales can be seen much easier on mellow seas with little wave height. Two: those quiet seas were also responsible for allowing more of the plankton and other food to grow in greater abundance the stuff that whales feed on.
September 16 had six whale sightings with other whale reports from around Boiler Bay as well.
The next two days the center was closed, but on September 19 the center saw four whales.
A whopping nine whales were seen on September 20, ten whales were recorded lingering throughout most of September 21 and another whopping ten were seen on September 22. That day, one was seen breaching.
September 23 had another massive ten whales spotted, but others were seen elsewhere nearby.
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