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Plane harassed the whales off Lime Kiln

On July 10, at about midday, a plane buzzed the waters where the whales were swimming. It was near the lighthouse in Lime Kiln Point State Park.

It was not only much too close to the whales but also a danger to boaters and those on shore. Luckily, some people who were also there managed to get photographs of the plane, good enough to capture the ID number on the side.

I’m writing to inform others that if they see either aerial harassment or boat harassment of the whales, the number to call is 1-800-853-1964. If possible, write down the ID number of the plane (in the U.S., it starts with the letter “N”), or the name of the boat.

When in doubt, contact The Whale Museum, Soundwatch program, at www.whale-museum.org.

Barbara C. Fry
San Juan Island

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