Navy Proposes Sonobuoy Increase

NEWPORT, Ore. — What is the balance between protecting the nation and its wildlife? It is a question some people are asking in response to the U.S. Navy’s proposal ┬áto increase the number of sonobuoys off the Pacific Coast between Washington and California. The sonar systems are able to detect submarines, which the Navy says … Continue reading »

People Flock to the Coast for Whale Week

CAPE PERPETUA, Ore. — Saturday marked the official start of Spring Whale Watching Week at the Oregon Coast. Spectators could see dozens of grey whales passing by the Oregon Coast at Cape Perpetua. Volunteers are staffing lookout points along the coast to offer a helping hand to amateur whale watchers. “We’re out here to stimulate … Continue reading »

Volunteers Help Spot Gray Whales

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s one of the biggest weeks on the Oregon Coast–and it’s happening right now. It’s Whale Watching Week. Wildlife enthusiasts are coming from all over the country to see the gray whales on their annual southward migration to Baja, Mexico. About 18,000 to 20,000 whales are expected to pass by the Oregon … Continue reading »

Winter Whale Watch Week Begins

While the winter winds blow and the rains continue to fall, gray whales are passing the Oregon Coast on their southward migration. Bring binoculars to the coast for a chance to view these majestic creatures during winter whale watch week, which starts Wednesday, Dec. 26. Roughly 18,000 whales will pass by Oregon, and there are … Continue reading »

Gray Whales in Depoe Bay for Summer

DEPOE BAY, Ore. — The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is hosting a whale watching and wildlife viewing party this weekend in Depoe Bay. Marine biologists say Depoe Bay is one of the best places in the world to see gray whales in the wild, and summer is the prime time to view … Continue reading »

50 Years of KEZI 9 News: Beached Whale Blown Up

FLORENCE, Ore. — Fifty years is a lot of time to cover, but that’s what we’re doing in our “50 for 50″ project, one story for each of the 50 years KEZI 9 News has been on the air. This one is a whale of a tale. Some of you will remember this story from … Continue reading »