Puget Sound’s Southern Resident orcas, who use echo-location to find food, would be protected by a new speed limit for vessels approaching the endangered species. (Ken Rea/SpiritofOrca.com)

Puget Sound’s Southern Resident orcas, who use echo-location to find food, would be protected by a new speed limit for vessels approaching the endangered species. (Ken Rea/SpiritofOrca.com)

Lawmakers propose new watercraft restrictions to aid Southern Resident orcas

Measure would establish a 650-yard ‘no-go’ zone for whale watchers until at least 2023

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