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Published on April 18, 2017 2:39PM

Whale experts Clint and Kathy Perry will share their knowledge of local and transient leviathans in a Thursday, April 27, presentation at the Newport 60+ Activity Center.

The couple will focus on the gray whales that migrate along the Oregon Coast twice each year, explaining why the migration occurs along with fun facts on behaviors such as eating and breaching, as well as the best places and times to go whale watching. The duo will also answer questions and share whale artifacts.

The Perrys have been volunteering for the past three years at the Depoe Bay Whale Watching Center, working with Carrie Newell, a local expert on year-round whale residents, and attending multiple trainings by world experts. The past year they have provided multiple presentations at coastal Oregon State Parks and become certified as interpreters by the American Cetacean Society and the National Association of Interpreters.

The April 27 presentation will start at 2 pm at the Newport 60+ Activity Center, 20 SE 2nd Street.

For more information, call 541-265-9617.

For a complete listing of the current activities, exercise classes, trips and events, go to www.newportoregon.gov/sc.

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