Another reason to go see the sea: Orcas, southbound, off West Seattle

11:14 AM: As if the high tide, high waves, high wind, etc. wasn’t all scenic enough – we just got a text about orcas heading southbound off Alki Point. As always, please let us know if you see them – thanks!

11:33 AM UPDATE: Just got another text – they are described as “north of Alki Bathhouse, in the Bremerton ferry lane,” still headed south.

12:45 PM: Donna from The Whale Trail called – she had them in view off Blake Island (Tillicum Village), but warned they’re tough to see because of the whitecaps.

7 Replies to "Another reason to go see the sea: Orcas, southbound, off West Seattle"

  • Trileigh December 17, 2012 (11:27 am)

    Just got in from photographing the stormy beach – will head back out to see if I can find those orcas! Thanks for the alert!

  • Trileigh December 17, 2012 (11:41 am)

    Someone told Orca Network that he saw four between Alki and Restoration Pt on Bainbridge, still heading south…

  • girlonahandcycle December 17, 2012 (12:54 pm)

    they’re south of Blake, north of Vashon at this point

  • bn December 17, 2012 (1:07 pm)

    Couple of fins just heading south along Blake. Hard to spot.

  • Kae December 17, 2012 (1:12 pm)

    There’s a bunch of them right in front of Tillicum Village right now! Heading south.

  • Vanessa December 17, 2012 (1:43 pm)

    ORCAs and WHITE CAPS, Oh MY !

  • Donna, The Whale Trail December 17, 2012 (2:00 pm)

    Last saw them still heading south between Blake and Vashon Islands (about 1:30), on the far west side of the channel. Look towards Vashon ferry lane, watch for blows above the whitecaps.

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