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Sea Grant offers guide to marine wildlife viewing

Submitted by Doug Schneider
Phone: (907) 474-7449

03/31/06

Anchorage, Alaska--A recreational boater spots a pod of killer whales breaching in a remote Prince William Sound bay, and motors over for a closer look. Soon, other nearby vessels arrive and begin jostling for position. Before anyone realizes, the boats have edged to within yards of the federally protected whales. Frightened or maybe just annoyed, the whales dive and disappear.

Just in time for the annual summertime pilgrimage of Alaskans and visitors to the coast, Alaska Sea Grant is offering tips on the dos and don'ts of approaching and watching marine wildlife.

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