Volunteers sought to learn fluent whale.Byline: Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard
Last winter's snow and windy weather may have kept some tourists away, but Morris Grover, volunteer coordinator for Whale Watching Whale watching is the practice of observing whales and other cetaceans in their natural habitat. Whales are watched most commonly for recreation (cf. bird watching) but the activity can also be for scientific or educational reasons. Spoken Here, says it didn't bother the great gray whales a bit as they traveled along Oregon's Pacific Coast on their 6,000-mile migration from the Arctic to Baja, Mexico.
In the organization's annual call for volunteers to count passing whales and help visitors enjoy the sight, Grover said that during last winter's official whale watch week, 100 of the giant mammals The class Mammalia (the Mammals) is divided into two subclasses based on reproductive techniques: egg laying mammals (the Monotremes); and mammals which give live birth. The latter subclass is divided into two infraclasses: pouched mammals (the marsupials); and the placental mammals. went by Face Rock near Bandon in a three-hour period, with another 92 counted during the spring watch in March.
Watchers also logged more breaches - whales lifting themselves out of the water, twisting and landing again on their sides - than ever before, he said.
From mid-December to mid-January, as many as 18,000 Gray whales make the trek south, returning north over a several-month period in the spring and early summer.
The official whale-watching dates this season run Dec. 26 through Jan. 1 and again March 21 through 28, and 450 volunteers will be needed to be on the lookout at 26 vantage points from the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center just north of the Oregon border at Ilwaco, Wash., to Crescent City Crescent City is the name of the following places:
Whale Watching Spoken Here has scheduled three training sessions to teach volunteers the ins and outs ins and outs
1. The intricate details of a situation, decision, or process.
2. The windings of a road or path. of whale biology, natural history and behavior so they can share the information with tourists and local visitors at the whale-watching points.
Those who register for training and pay the $20 donation receive a whale-watching T-shirt and a copy of two marine mammal A marine mammal is a mammal that is primarily ocean-dwelling or depends on the ocean for its food. Mammals originally evolved on land, but later marine mammals evolved to live back in the ocean. guides. Volunteers who register in advance also may use tent-camping sites free of charge in state parks the night before and during their whale-watching stints, through the state park system; yurts and cabins are not included in the free camping offer.
Nov. 22-23 - 8 a.m. to noon; OSU (Open Source UNIX) Refers to the Unix variants that are maintained as open source, which were primarily BSD Unix and Linux until Sun made its Solaris operating system open source in 2005. Hatfield Marine Science Center, Science Center Drive, Newport
Jan. 17-18 - 8 a.m. to noon; Oregon Institute of Marine Biology The Oregon Institute of Marine Biology or OIMB, is the marine station belonging to the University of Oregon. It is located in Charleston, Oregon at the mouth of Coos Bay. This 100-acre marine station was first deeded to the University of Oregon in 1931. , The Boat House, Charleston
Feb. 14-15 - 8 a.m. to noon; Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Cape Disappointment Cape Disappointment can refer to:
Information - (541) 765-3407; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.whalespoken.org