Whale watching week begins Saturday on Ore. coast

Whale watching week begins Saturday on Ore. coast
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The number of gray whales migrating to feeding grounds off Alaska typically peaks off the Oregon coast during the last week in March.

The Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department says its spring whale watch week begins Saturday.

The Register-Guard reports more than 200 volunteers will staff 24 sites on the coast each day to help visitors spot a whale.

View a map of the whale watching sites

More than 18,000 gray whales are making the journey from breeding grounds in Mexican waters.