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First sperm whale recorded in Washington state inland waters

Associated Press

SEATTLE – The Pacific Whale Watch Association says it has recorded its first sighting of a sperm whale in inland waters in Washington state.

KOMO-TV reported Sunday that the association says its members captured photos and hydrophone audio of the whale – the first of its kind seen by whale watching tours in the Salish Sea.

The photos were captured in the Haro Strait just off Turn Point on Stuart Island in the San Juan Islands.

The whale was named Yukusam when it first appeared in Johnstone Strait in British Columbia in February 2018.