‘This Is a Wake-Up Call.' Washington State Governor Says It's Time to Protect Endangered Killer Whales
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With the number of endangered orcas that frequent the inland waters of Washington state at a 30-year low, Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday directed state agencies to take immediate and longer-term steps to protect the struggling killer whales.
The fish-eating mammals that spend time in Puget Sound have struggled for years with a lack of food, pollution, noise and disturbances from boat traffic. There are now just 76 of the orcas, down from 98 in 1995.
Inslee said the orcas are in trouble and called on everyone in the state to do their part. His executive order aims to make more salmon...
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