This presentation is part of the Cape Perpetua Speaker Series, hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

The gray whale is known to make one of the longest migration trips of any known mammal. They breed and nurse their calves in the lagoons of Baja, Mexico during the winter and feed in Alaska and the Arctic during the summer. Joy Primrose, founder and President of the American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter will share about gray whales and their incredible migration journey.


Joy Primrose has had a lifelong interest in whales. She is a Certified Marine Naturalist and Certified Interpretive Guide. She has been a volunteer for the Oregon State Parks Whale Watching Spoken Here Program since 2005; as well as volunteering at the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Hatfield Marine Science Center. Joy is the founder and President of the American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter. The American Cetacean Society (ACS), founded in 1967, is the oldest whale conservation organization. The ACS-Oregon chapter has an ongoing citizen science project in Oregon’s Marine Reserves, including Cape Perpetua.


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