WDFW and Soundwatch collaboration enhances boater education, marine mammal monitoring in central and south Puget Sound

Soundwatch Boater Education Program coordinator Alanna Frayne shares information about Be Whale Wise regulations with a recreational boater in mid April 2022 during a pilot project.

What you can do to help

Next time you’re out on the Puget Sound, Be Whale Wise to help protect Southern Resident killer whales:

  • Stay at least 300 yards from Southern Resident killer whales and at least 400 yards out of their path or behind the whales.
  • Reduce your speed to seven knots within one-half nautical mile of Southern Residents.
The Whale Warning Flag sits docked on board WDFW’s research vessel with Soundwatch in April 2022.
Learn more about the WhaleReport app with this video above.

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The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating the state’s fish and wildlife resources.