The US Fish and Wildlife Service has cancelled a planned whale watching event at Yellowstone’s iconic Whidbey Island.
According to the National Park Service, a decision has been made to cancel the whale watching program scheduled for March 12.
The event is part of the park’s annual Whale Watching Program.
The park service’s whale watchers are expected to observe the orcas for the first time on March 12, according to a press release.
The whales are protected by the Endangered Species Act.
They can be sighted by the public from approximately 9:00am until 1:00pm on the following two days: March 10 and March 12The park’s whale watching is the first such event since the End of the World on September 21.
The whale watching, which is expected to attract thousands of visitors, was set to take place in the Grand Teton National Park on the east side of Yellowstone.
The National Park service said that while there was “a limited amount of whale watching at the park” it was important to have a whale watching experience in a safe environment.
It said the whales would be monitored by park rangers.