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Whales Migrating Along Coast

See Whales Migrating Along the Sonoma Coast in Bodega Bay

The epic annual migration of gray whales from the Chukchi Sea off northern Alaska to the lagoons off the Baja peninsula of Mexico is visible from January through April. A great vantage point is the ocean overlook at Bodega Head and the whale watching boat trips in the local area.

Beginning January 3, 2004, every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 PM through April, with the exception of the Fisherman’s Festival and Easter Sunday, volunteers are at Bodega Head to point out migrating gray whales. The many whale watch volunteers, organized by Bea Brunn, are members of the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (formerly called the Stewards of Slavianka) and work in partnership with California State Parks to protect the natural and cultural resources of the Russian River District. The Stewards at Bodega Head will have displays about whales and answer your questions. If you wish to volunteer or contribute to the Stewards, call (707) 869-9177 or write P.O. Box 221, Duncans Mills, CA 95430.

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Carolyn A. Lewis