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Gray Whale Depoe Bay, OregonThe gray whales can be seen the most of all the whales off the Oregon Coast because of the migratory trail they take from Alaska's Bering Sea to Mexico where they breed. They eat in the shallow waters in the inlets and bay areas of the coast. I saw my first whale ever on the coast when my husband and I were driving down Hwy.101 enjoying the ocean views. 

My husband was taking me for a drive but had not told me that the whale migration had started and that that was why we were there. We pulled into one of the lookout points. I said, "I think I just saw a whale!" (very loudly I might add!) Ed just grinned and said, "I was hoping to catch sight of one!" I was so happy. I had been waiting for the opportunity to finally see a whale not in captivity.

 

The gray whales are one of the smaller whales but I can tell you that when you see it, it is not that small! As you can see in the picture I did not see any breaching or spy hopping but one day I will! I grant you that! They were feeding. They like the crustaceans near the ocean floor. I have done quite a bit of reading on the gray whale since I saw this one. They only have two enemies in this world, humans and the orcas. 

I will be searching for more and hope to post more soon!

 

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