US issues rule protecting habitat for...

US issues rule protecting habitat for false killer whales

About 17,500 square miles of ocean habitat will be protected under a new rule by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine Fisheries Service, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported . The rule was published Tuesday in the Federal Register and goes into effect Aug. 23. The waters around the state host about 150 false killer whales, which are actually members of the dolphin family.

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