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Gray Whales


Contrary to popular lore, the best time to see gray whales is late summer, not winter, along Oregon’s coast. An unconventional scientist watches them when they come to eat, not when they migrate. Her research has shown they eat mysid shrimp which are present by the trillions in kelp beds just feet off shore.

First Broadcast: 2010
Producer: Vince Patton
Videographer/Editor: Todd Sonflieth
Videographer: Michael Bendixen

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Burns Round-up and Branding; Gray Whales; Landsailing (2203)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2203
Original Broadcast: October 21, 2010