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

Summary by Ground News
The U.S. Coast Guard has launched a pilot program to alert ships to whale sightings in Washington state's Salish Sea. The goal of the agency's whale desk is to keep the marine mammals safe from boat strikes and reduce noise in the highly transited inland seawaters. The program, which began official operations in December, comes at a time when visits by humpback whales and sea mammal-hunting orcas increase.

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