gray whales

Gray whales feeding off Oregon Coast found to have smaller bodies, tails, skulls

BY: - August 31, 2023

Every summer, as thousands of eastern North Pacific gray whales journey 12,000 miles from birthing grounds in Mexico to feeding grounds in the Arctic, a small group peels off to dine along the Oregon Coast. The group of just over 200, called the Pacific Coast Feeding Group, or Oregon’s “summer residents,” represents about 1% of […]

West Coast gray whale population still declining, but begins to show signs of recovery

BY: - July 27, 2023

The number of Pacific gray whales that pass the Oregon Coast each year has declined for the seventh year in a row, scientists found, but the number of healthy mothers with calves is beginning to rise for the first time in five years, offering signs of hope for a recovery. The most recent count of eastern North […]