ORCA ALERT: Northbound off West Seattle

(Added: Photo by Gary Jones)

ORIGINAL REPORT, 4:35 PM: Thanks for the tips! We’ve gotten several about northbound orcas passing west-facing West Seattle. Most recently, Kersti Muul – who says it’s the T65a transients – reports they’re passing Fauntleroy. Let us know if you see them!

(Added: Photo by Eilene Hutchinson)

ADDED 9:23 PM: Thanks for the photos! And also thanks to the commenters for the updates as they passed our shores.

9 Replies to "ORCA ALERT: Northbound off West Seattle"

  • KD May 21, 2019 (5:21 pm)

    They were between the ferries (in the ‘ferry lanes’) at Fauntleroy at about 4:45. Beautiful!

    • Monique W May 21, 2019 (5:26 pm)

      Was able to see them fro the (late due to accident) 4:35 ferry leaving Fauntleroy. 

  • orcasahoy May 21, 2019 (6:31 pm)

    Saw them at 5:20pm from Constellation Park.  

  • Sharon K. Hendricks May 21, 2019 (6:55 pm)

    Saw them pass Alki Beach area. Looks like a young one with them. 😃

  • Kersti Muul May 21, 2019 (7:10 pm)

    In the bay proper now.Close to bluffs of discovery, trending in and east some

  • Kersti Muul May 22, 2019 (9:05 am)

    T65A2 northbound passing Alki point.West of mid channel

  • Kersti Muul May 22, 2019 (9:06 am)

    Zoomed out to capture the whole group of 6 who only surfaced all together this one time

  • Kersti Muul May 22, 2019 (9:07 am)

    Lots of vessel traffic and the group was displaying irritation 

  • Kersti Muul May 22, 2019 (9:08 am)

    T65A2 (male) who held up the rear in passing the whole time. In front of foot ferry, West of Mid-channel NB

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