West Seattle whale-watching: Humpback reported off Fauntleroy

ORIGINAL REPORT, 11:36 AM: Thanks to the texter who reports a humpback whale about 100 yards off the Fauntleroy ferry dock. We don’t know yet if it’s the same humpback reported in Elliott Bay on Sunday – Orca Network confirmed the ID on that one (BCX1251) and also is reporting this morning’s sighting.

ADDED 9 PM: Thanks to John Schuh for video of the humpback slapping its tail, repeatedly! Also note the comment below saying the whale – or, another humpback – was seen again tonight.

4 Replies to "West Seattle whale-watching: Humpback reported off Fauntleroy"

  • Adrienne June 5, 2017 (8:21 pm)

    We just spotted the whale again! About 100 yards out and 100 yards south of the ferry dock!

    • WSB June 5, 2017 (8:31 pm)

      Awesome! Someone sent us video from earlier that I was planning to post shortly, separately. (Edit) I’m adding it here since it was from this sighting.

  • Scooterista June 5, 2017 (9:57 pm)

    Something is haywire with the video, unless by humpback whale you mean Dow Constantine and by off Fauntleroy you mean at the West Seattle High group hug event. I click on the video that looks like it should be the whale one and then I see Dow Constantine instead.

    • WSB June 5, 2017 (10:01 pm)

      Nope, it’s the right video. What you describe happens with some browsers when we have multiple clips on the home page. Clearing your cache might help but short of that, here’s the direct link to the humpback video so you don’t have to hassle with solving it:


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