Today, a story about a new program in Puget Sound designed to help resident Orcas. Marine pilots will be asking ships to voluntarily slow down to cut underwater noise levels. Ship noise has been shown in studies to seriously interfere with Orcas’ ability to communicate and hunt. Experts hope the program will help the dwindling population of orcas start to thrive again.

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