"It was a thrill," said Jim Rice, coordinator of the Oregon Marine Mammal Stranding Network. "I've been in Newport five years and until this, I'd never seen orcas in Oregon waters."
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Orca Pod in Yaquina Bay, Oregon
I was delighted to see this in our local paper -- a pod of orcas in the Yaquina Bay, here in Oregon. I'm so sad I didn't get to witness this! I have friends and family there and am there frequently, just not this time! But how wonderful for the community to have this happen! A rare sight: Killer whales swim into Oregon waters at Newport.