WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Elephant seal visits Alki

The photo is from David Hutchinson, who explains: “Some of your readers may have stopped by to take a look at an unusual West Seattle beach visitor Thursday morning, just east of the Alki Bathhouse.” It was an elephant seal – and Seal Sitters’ Blubberblog explains its odd appearance.

P.S. If you don’t already have this number in your phone, or memorized – the hotline for Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Network, if you see a seal, sea lion, or other marine mammal on a local beach (or offshore and appearing to be in trouble), is 206-905-SEAL – 206-905-7325.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Elephant seal visits Alki"

  • Pops August 11, 2017 (10:13 am)

    Looks like how I feel after a night out on the town these days!

  • Jb August 11, 2017 (10:26 am)

    My friend Scott does not beleive seals exist in puget sound. Silly Scott 

  • Just Wondering August 11, 2017 (10:27 am)

    Is that a seaweed wrap ?

  • newnative August 11, 2017 (10:55 am)


  • Nathan August 11, 2017 (9:46 pm)

    Don’t push his grumpy button!

  • Bill August 12, 2017 (2:50 pm)

    Must be waiting for the salmon

  • David Hutchinson August 14, 2017 (9:54 am)

    Interesting information about northern elephant seals can be found at this NOAA Fisheries website:


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