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National Park Service
'Whale waters' in Glacier Bay

Speed cap in lower Glacier Bay as whales are feeding

A 13-knot speed limit will be implemented in Alaska's lower Glacier Bay and national park waters at the mouth of the bay to protect numerous humpback whales that have been sighted.

During the past week, at least 21 humpback whales were observed feeding in this area, including a mother/calf pair. The acting park superintendent said a course restriction is not being implemented because the whales have been observed feeding mid-channel.

The speed restriction will apply to all vessels from 5 a.m. May 7 until further notice.

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