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For Orcas, Noisy Seas Are A Matter Of Life And Death

An orca breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
An orca breaches in view of Mount Baker, some 60 miles distant, in the Salish Sea in the San Juan Islands. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Sea vessel noise can be deadly for orcas. When ships are too close, the sound can be deafening and make it difficult for the killer whales to hunt for food. Eilis O’Neill ( @eilis_oneill)of KUOW reports on efforts to solve the problem of ship noise.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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