West Seattle Whale Watch: More orca sightings today

December 14, 2013 at 9:03 am | In Seen at sea, West Seattle news, Wildlife | 9 Comments

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.

9 Comments

  1. 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 :(

    Comment by West Seattle Wanderer — 10:27 am December 14, 2013 #

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

    Comment by WSB — 10:29 am December 14, 2013 #

  3. 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!

    Comment by Chris W — 12:21 pm December 14, 2013 #

  4. Any updates on location?

    Comment by ian — 1:40 pm December 14, 2013 #

  5. Approaching Fauntleroy is the last thing we heard.

    Comment by WSB — 1:46 pm December 14, 2013 #

  6. 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!

    Comment by Trileigh — 2:11 pm December 14, 2013 #

  7. Saw 15 to 20 of them from Lowmans beach

    Comment by mozabo — 4:09 pm December 14, 2013 #

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

    Comment by West Seattle Wanderer — 6:07 pm December 14, 2013 #

  9. 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!

    Comment by Kristina — 7:02 pm December 14, 2013 #

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