Orca update: They’ve gone by (but there’s online video)

(added 1:32 pm, the whale-watching crowd south of Alki Point earlier this afternoon)
ORIGINAL 10:28 AM POST: Quick update from Jeff Hogan – those orcas (see previous item) may be heading this way – northbound in Colvos Passage (west side of Vashon) at last report. We’ll update this item when/if there’s more info, and we’ll also post to Twitter (even if you don’t use Twitter, you can see our updates here). 11:15 AM UPDATE: Update from Jeff, now they’ve been spotted off Alki Point. 12:11 PM UPDATE: TV station says it’s streaming online (here’s the link – we’re checking it now). 12:28 PM UPDATE: Looks like they’re now refeeding video shot earlier. 1:03 PM UPDATE: And here’s the direct link to the aerial video now archived on KING5’s site.

4 Replies to "Orca update: They've gone by (but there's online video)"

  • WesCAddle February 20, 2009 (12:25 pm)

    Thanks for the link! From the video it is hard to tell where they are located, or what direction they are moving. It says on the website it says they are over Blake Island, but I am staring at Blake Island and there are no helicopters or whales.

  • WSB February 20, 2009 (12:33 pm)

    The helicopter pilot said something ONCE in the whole time I listened (they were relooping the same feed again as of a few minutes ago) – that they were off Bainbridge Island, sounded like “Skiv (or Skiff?) Point” …. assuming headed northbound because of previous reports but not 100 percent sure – TR

  • cjboffoli February 20, 2009 (1:41 pm)

    Great footage. Oh, I long for the day when the West Seattle Blog has it’s own helicopter with which to chase after large orca pods. Methinks it will take a lot of advertising revenue to get there though. So click those advertisers, people!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • What The February 20, 2009 (7:00 pm)

    I would be proud to be part of a “Pod”…I’m a strong advocate for family ties…and a pretty damn good swimmer along with a black/white dry suit.

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