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New rules to protect Puget Sound orcas take effect Monday

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under Orca News

by KING 5 News and Associated Press

Posted on May 15, 2011 at 2:35 PM

SEATTLE – .New rules issued by the federal government to protect the endangered killer whales go into effect Monday. Among them is a requirement that all recreational vessels, including whale watching boats and kayaks, stay twice as far away as previously required — 200 yards instead of 100 yards.

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