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Langley Whale Center



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Address

105 Anthes
Langley, Washington
98260
(mailing address is 485 Labella Vista Way, Freeland WA 98249)
(360) 221-7505
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Hours
Thu - Mon: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
About

Orca Network’s Langley Whale Center celebrates and shares the lives of gray whales, orcas and other marine mammals of the Salish Sea.

Description

The Langley Whale Center is a project of Orca Network, based on Whidbey Island, WA.

Orca Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the whales of the Pacific Northwest, and the importance of providing them healthy and safe habitats.

Orca Network's programs include the Whale Sighting Network, Education programs, the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network, the project to retire L pod whale Tokitae/Lolita, from the Miami Seaquarium, and the Langley Whale Center.

The Langley Whale Center gives Orca Network the opportunity to have a public presence on Whidbey Island, in the Salish Sea, to share our excitement about the whales and marine mammals who are our neighbors. The Whale Center in Langley gives visitors and residents alike a chance to learn more about the endangered Southern Resident orcas who visit our area each fall/winter, and about the North Puget Sound Gray Whales, a small, unique population of 10 - 12 Gray whales who find sustenance in the waters of Saratoga Passage and Possession Sound each March - May.

Along with exhibits about the Southern Resident orcas and local Gray whales, our knowledgeable docents are there to help you learn about the Biggs'Transient orcas and other "Orca Ecotypes," Gray whales of the Pacific Ocean, and other cetaceans and marine mammals you might be see in the Salish Sea.

Specimens from Orca Network's Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding network include skulls of gray whales, sea lions and Elephant seals, Gray whale baleen, bones, skulls and pelts from Harbor seals, barnacles and whale lice, and a huge Blue Whale jaw bone (loaned by Mystic Sea Charters)!

The Whale Center provides educational brochures and materials, a Lending Library, DVDs to watch, and a small giftshop to purchase whale books, DVDs, CDs, field guides, jewelry and more.

Orca Network thanks the City of Langley, the Langley Port Authority, and the Langley Mainstreet Association for making the Langley Whale Center possible.


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