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Glacier Bay speed cap lifted as whale presence declines

'Whale waters' in Glacier Bay
The 13-knot vessel speed limit in Alaska's lower Glacier Bay is being raised to 20 knots through the water due to a decrease in the number of humpback whales in the area.

The change goes into effect at 5 a.m. Aug. 2.

The relevant area is indicated in blue on the map.