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February 23, 2024

To keep whales safe, Coast Guard launches boat alert system in Seattle

  • Nearly 300,000 commercial vessels crisscrossed the Salish Sea in 2023.
    Associated Press

    Photo by Mike Charest via Flickr [enlarge]
    Puget Sound orcas surface near Tacoma.

    SEATTLE — Photographer Matt McDonald had lived on Puget Sound for years, but had never seen a whale, so he was elated when he spotted a giant marine mammal just off Seattle's waterfront one evening.

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