Good Weather Makes Prime Viewing for Annual Gray Whale Migration

Posted: January 21, 2014  |  By: David Sneed [The Tribune]

Chelsey Killion of Atascadero is excited as the whale-watching boat Dos Osos pulls away from the Morro Bay Embarcadero. She has reason to be. She is about to witness one of nature’s most impressive feats of endurance, the annual migration of gray whales along the West Coast.

“I’ve always loved marine life,” she explains. “Why not take advantage of what’s in our backyard?”

Every year tens of thousands of gray whales pass through the waters off San Luis Obispo County on their way to and from summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea and the warm lagoons of Baja California where they give birth and mate.

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