Visitors on the Olympic Peninsula can now learn more about gray whales and other animals that frequent the area, thanks to a partnership between The Whale Trail, NOAA, and Olympic National Park.
The first Whale Trail sign to be installed on the Washington coast will be dedicated at Kalaloch Lodge on April 11.
“Whale Trail signs are simple but powerful reminders that orcas and other marine mammals live in our waters,” said Donna Sandstrom, executive director of The Whale Trail.
Twenty-nine species of marine mammals live in or pass through the waters of the marine sanctuary. At vantage points, visitors might spot migratory gray whales, seals, sea otters and orcas.
The Whale Trail sign at Kalaloch is the first sign placed within the Olympic National Park.
The Whale Trail has also identified whale-viewing sites at La Push and Cape Flattery and dozens of other sites on the Olympic Peninsula and in Puget Sound. Through its current signs alone, including two on every Washington State ferry, The Whale Trail reaches more than 22 million people each year.
For more information on the Whale Trail, go to http://thewhaletrail.org/