West Seattle Whale Watch: More orca sightings today

9:03 AM: Orcas are back in our waters again today – Claire reports a sighting from the Lincoln Park shoreline, with the whales heading south, as of about 15 minutes ago. (Please let us know if you spot them, even with a text (or voice call if you prefer) to 206-293-6302. Thanks! (P.S. Wildlife watcher/advocate Trileigh Tucker tells us she’s heard a report too.)

1:02 PM: Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail called a short time ago and said orcas are southNORTHbound, likely visible soon from Alki Point area. She’ll be in the area with binoculars.

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9 Replies to "West Seattle Whale Watch: More orca sightings today"

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    West Seattle Wanderer December 14, 2013 (10:27 am)

    Thanks fir this info, WSB!

    Any chance you could add a time stamp to these announcements? Don’t know how long ago 15 minutes was :(

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      WSB December 14, 2013 (10:29 am)

      The timestamp is right under the headline. Unless you read this on a phone?

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    Chris W December 14, 2013 (12:21 pm)

    WSB you are truly a one stop shop. I come here for traffic, news, events, weather… and even whale watch notice. I’m at Lincoln Park now just in case they come back. Will let you know if I see anything. Thanks!

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    ian December 14, 2013 (1:40 pm)

    Any updates on location?

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      WSB December 14, 2013 (1:46 pm)

      Approaching Fauntleroy is the last thing we heard.

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    Trileigh December 14, 2013 (2:11 pm)

    Someone on the Orca Network’s Facebook page commented at about 2:05 that the orcas were at Arroyo Beach heading slowly northward – and “closer to the east side,” hooray!

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    mozabo December 14, 2013 (4:09 pm)

    Saw 15 to 20 of them from Lowmans beach

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    West Seattle Wanderer December 14, 2013 (6:07 pm)

    Indeed, I’m on my iPhone. I’ll log in on my computer next time I’m looking for a time stamp. Thanks!

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    Kristina December 14, 2013 (7:02 pm)

    I had a wonderful time whale watching from the Emma Schmitz Memorial Park, thanks to The Whale Trail’s binocular’s and some fine man’s amazing…what was it? telescope?…that allowed me to see a huge group of them clearly. Their spouting was like fireworks, their fins so clearly visible, and it was an incredible early Christmas gift. I think I shrieked like a little girl when I first saw them – they never cease to thrill me, and today they were particularly numerous, visible, and spectacular. Loved every (chilly) minute!

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