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Coast Guard launches alert system to notify ships of whale sightings

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2022
                                The U.S. Coast Guard is launching a whale alert program in Washington’s Salish Sea to help commercial and transit ships steer clear of the marine mammals. A pod of Bigg’s orcas, including one known as Chainsaw for his jagged dorsal fin, swim in Seattle’s Elliott Bay as a state ferry sails behind them.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard is launching a whale alert program in Washington’s Salish Sea to help commercial and transit ships steer clear of the marine mammals. A pod of Bigg’s orcas, including one known as Chainsaw for his jagged dorsal fin, swim in Seattle’s Elliott Bay as a state ferry sails behind them.

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015
                                An orca swims past a recreational boat sailing just offshore in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash., in 2015.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015

An orca swims past a recreational boat sailing just offshore in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash., in 2015.

ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2022
                                The U.S. Coast Guard is launching a whale alert program in Washington’s Salish Sea to help commercial and transit ships steer clear of the marine mammals. A pod of Bigg’s orcas, including one known as Chainsaw for his jagged dorsal fin, swim in Seattle’s Elliott Bay as a state ferry sails behind them.
ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2015
                                An orca swims past a recreational boat sailing just offshore in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands, Wash., in 2015.