Big waves, few whales.

Well, it was a pretty rough day for whale watching along much of the Oregon coast. Most of us had sustained winds of over 20mph and swells of 10-15 feet for most of the day. Like we say at the Whale Center, its hard to see a 10 foot spout behind a 15 foot wall of water!

Harris Beach and Cape Ferrelo both saw 18, while most of the rest of us saw fewer than 5.

We only saw 4 whales all day at the Whale Center in Depoe Bay, but the last one breached 6 times! A few lucky, patient, visitors got to see it live, and for the rest of us, we can watch it on the YouTube replay! The breaches happen 30 minutes before the end of the video.



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