Humpack whale’s condition unknown after collision with ferry

MUKILTEO, Wash. (AP) — A whale watching group believes a humpback whale struck by a Washington state ferry is unlikely to have survived, while the state has asked residents to watch for a wounded animal. KOMO-TV reported the Pacific Whale Watch Association says the whale was struck by the ship Monday in the area near Mukilteo. The ferry service operated by the Washington State Department of Transportation says MK Tokitae departed at noon and learned about whales in the area within minutes. The agency says whales came close to the ferry and the ship did not have time to stop before striking one.

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