Whale death prompts call for nautical speed limit
BEAN HOLLOW STATE PARK, CA (KGO) -- The death of a blue whale and her calf that washed ashore in San Mateo County this week has prompted an environmental group to propose a 10-knot speed limit within the National Marine Sanctuaries.
An expert with the Marine Mammal Center says it appears the whale was killed after colliding with a ship. Pacific Environment Marine Sanctuaries says the whale's death highlights the need to protect whales from ships.
California's coast hosts the largest remaining population of endangered blue whales on earth.
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