The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting its eighth annual Summer Whale Watch Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, at Boiler Bay State Park in Depoe Bay.

ACS Certified Naturalists and members will be on hand from 10 am to 1 pm each day to help guests watch for whales and other wildlife as well as providing information on whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats.

This family friendly, eco-friendly, shore-based whale watch is free and open to all.

Naturalists at the event will be able to answer these kinds of questions: What is a cetacean? What are the differences between a dolphin and porpoise? What is baleen? What whales, dolphins and porpoises are found off the Oregon Coast? What do they eat and what eats them? What are the threats affecting them? What can I do to help?

The American Cetacean Society protects whales, dolphins, porpoises and their habitats. The nonprofit organization was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in San Pedro, California. Information on the ACS can be found at

For more information, contact ACS Oregon Chapter President Joy Primrose at or 541-517-8754.

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