Whale watchers get a glimpse of an orca near the San Juan Islands in far northwestern Washington state. Vessel noise can interfere with the killer whales’ ability to hunt, navigate and communicate with each other. Boats could be barred from an area near the islands where orcas feed from April through September.
(AP file photo/Elaine Thompson)
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