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Whale Watching

Posted by Ellen M on Friday, 13 March 2020, at 6:51 p.m.
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In response to 143848: WHALE WATCHING - we went on KONASTYLE boat, posted by Harry A2 on Friday, 13 March 2020, at 3:42 p.m.

Harry, I'm glad you had a good time, but I'm curious about the statement that you could get closer to whales than boats without a sail. I just looked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, and it reads: "Remain at least 100 yards away—about the length of a football field unless other rules apply. Federal law requires vessels to remain 100 yards away from humpback whales in Hawaii and Alaska waters, 200 yards from killer whales in Washington State inland waters, and 500 yards away from North Atlantic right whales anywhere in U.S. waters."

Is there some other law that differentiates power boats from sail boats? Not trying to start an argument; I'm just curious. I thought the 100 yard distance applied to everyone.


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    Kevin O -- Saturday, 14 March 2020, at 7:16 p.m.

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