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Oregon coast is perfect place to watch whales

FLORENCE – California gray whales can live to be 70 years old, can grow to nearly 50 feet and adults can weigh 60,000 pounds. 

Gray whales can dive 500 feet and are able to stay underwater for 30 minutes or more. Their annual migration covers about 12,000 miles. Photo courtesy of the NOAA Fisheries.

The view of the Eastern Pacific is stunning from the Heceta Head Lighthouse and it’s one of the best places to whale watch in Lane County. More information About Heceta Lighthouse can be found at this . . .

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