State, Partners Remind Recreational Boaters to Be Whale Wise to Support Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales

Researchers report two-year-old Southern Resident killer whale J56 (Tofino) is in poor condition. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, and partners are calling upon recreational boaters to follow Be Whale Wise regulations and give the whales extra space.