Go whale watching in Oregon without leaving your home

Apr 1 2020, 1:03 pm

Some thoughtful Oregon Park Rangers have brought the ocean gazing to your home via live-streaming on YouTube.

With the continuation of quarantine life, folks all around Oregon are itching to get outside and soak up some of the gorgeous sights, scenery, and animals found in our amazing state.

All non-essential outings have been banned, but thanks to one group of Park Rangers, we can now partake in whale-watching from the comfort of our couches.

Live from Depoe Bay, on the Oregon State Parks YouTube channel, folks can watch along with rangers who are hoping to get a glance of Gray Whales who are currently traveling north for summer breeding in Alaskan waters.

Alongside the ocean view, and the potential spotting of sea-bound mammals, the hosts of the stream have been serving up some interesting facts on sea animals, including sea lions which have already made numerous appearances on the stream.

So far, four Gray Whales have been spotted, which includes two that swam right up close through the bay.

To gather more information on the whale-watching program, visit OrWhaleWatch, and be sure to hit up the Oregon State Parks site for details on conservation, locations, and more.

For a fully immersive experience, get a housemate or partner to spritz some water in your wash when the waves crash against the shores. (You’re welcome.)