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Migration of whales, watchers continues

Posted: Friday, Dec 27th, 2013

Eugene residents Tom Shackelford and Bryan Hollands scan the ocean for whales near Sea Lion Caves. U of O student Job Chen and his wife, Manchi Chor, decided to spend Chen’s 28th birthday whale watching near Florence.

Vista points along the coast have been filled with visitors this week, but not to look at the majesty of the Oregon coastline. Much like the whales moving south to warmer waters, whalewatchers have migrated to the coast with hope of spotting the telltale spouts of gray whales heading to Baja, Mexico.

For Job Chen and Manchi Chor of Eugene, it was the couple’s second trip to see whales since the spring migration last March, when whales were heading north.

“We saw one whale then,” said Manchi, who brought her husband, Job, to the coast to celebrate his 28th birthday Thursday. “We stopped in Reedsport and just missed seeing 12 whales.

For the complete article see the 12-28-2013 issue.

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