The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, March 10, 2022, Page 4, Image 4

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    Be a citizen scientist during
spring whale watching season
Photos by Heather Douglas
ABOVE: Mother and daughter Lisa Clark and Malasia Clark, traveling from Alabama, survey the
ocean for migrating whales. BELOW: Chapman Point in Cannon Beach is a popular place to spot
migrating whales in the spring.
Spring migration
headed for the
North Coast
Downtown Astoria’s
Most Respected
Apartment Complex
Since 1969.
1046 Grand Avenue
Astoria, OR 97103
Adult gray whales swim one of the lon-
gest mammalian marathons each year. As
adults, these whales can grow up to 50 feet
long and weigh in at more than 40 tons.
Starting later this month, whale watchers will
gather hoping to catch a glimpse as these
whales make their way through migration
corridors from Mexico to the Arctic. Around
25,000 gray whales will swim past the Ore-
gon Coast from late March until June.
Making the journey
Whales migrate for two primary reasons:
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