West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in our area again today

11:34 AM: Orcas are back in Puget Sound today, and might be visible off West Seattle soon. After tips to a sighting off Kingston at midmorning – thanks to our friends at Killer Whale Tales and The Whale Trail for early alerts – we’re seeing mentions via Orca Network FB commenters that they’ve been seen from Discovery Park, still “trending southbound.” Expert advice for today includes using binoculars to watch from bluffs, rather than on the surface. Please let us know if you see them – comment here, or text/voice 206-293-6302; we’ll be looking too.

1:08 PM UPDATE: By multiple reports, including Gary‘s comment here, they’ve turned back northward just as they got close to our area … for now.

3 Replies to "West Seattle whale-watching: Orcas in our area again today"

  • Trileigh November 30, 2014 (11:56 am)

    Yeah! Heading right out…

  • Gary Jones November 30, 2014 (1:03 pm)

    A group of orcas with a couple of males moving slowly north just off of the Bainbridge ferry terminal.

    • WSB November 30, 2014 (1:08 pm)

      Darn, I missed them. Thanks for the update. Maybe the other group that is way south in Thurston County waters right now will make its way north later in the week! – TR

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