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Whale Watching Activities Scheduled in March

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Date: March 5, 2010
Contact: Pete Peterson, 707-465-7394

Redwood National and State Parks Superintendents Steve Chaney and Jeff Bomke announced today that whale watching activities will be presented during the month of March, beginning Saturday March 6th, at the park’s Klamath River Overlook.

Meet a ranger from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays for a chance to view Pacific gray whales as they head north from Mexico to their summer feeding grounds off the coast of Alaska. Gray whales feed in the shallow water, using their baleen to filter small shrimp-like animals that dwell in the mud. If the weather is clear, you can see these large marine mammals within a few hundred yards of shore.

The Klamath River Overlook is located on Requa Road, off Highway 101, approximately 3 miles north of the Klamath River and 15 miles south of Crescent City. The overlook provides a spectacular view of
the mouth of the Klamath River where it meets the Pacific Ocean. This is an excellent spot to view a variety of birds as well as several species of marine mammals. Bring binoculars and wear warm clothes.

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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Did you see that bullet cross the treetops? That's the marbled murrelet! The robin-sized seabird nests on the branches of old-growth conifer trees and flies to and from the ocean at 60 miles per hour. In the ocean, it feeds on fish. This bird is listed as state-endangered and federally-threatened.