WHALE-WATCHING UPDATE: Orcas off West Seattle

9:17 AM: Thanks for the tips! Orcas are in the area again today – headed southbound off Fauntleroy a short time ago per Kersti Muul and now in view off The Arroyos per a texter – murky so not ideal viewing, but since they’re southbound, they’ll eventually have to head back this way.

11:24 AM: Kersti reports in comments that some of the southbound whales are headed back northbound.

19 Replies to "WHALE-WATCHING UPDATE: Orcas off West Seattle"

  • Kersti Muul November 9, 2019 (9:42 am)

  • Kersti Muul November 9, 2019 (11:11 am)

    Js with l87 onyx pictured here

  • Kersti Muul November 9, 2019 (11:18 am)

    The larger group that was trailing has now flipped northbound from three tree….get ready West Seattle!

    • WSB November 9, 2019 (11:30 am)

      Thank you for the update!

  • Kersti Muul November 9, 2019 (11:59 am)

    They just rounded three tree point close, northbound. and the golden Crow is eating invasive grubs along fontleroy and the north parking lot of Lincoln Park if you want to see it

  • Petert November 9, 2019 (1:05 pm)

    Leucistic crow, perhaps ?

  • Robin Lynn Sinner November 9, 2019 (1:17 pm)

    Can see with binocs from Emma Schmitz south of Vashon  ferry dock heading north 1:17 pm

  • Kersti Muul November 9, 2019 (1:20 pm)

    They are now visible from lowman. NNE

  • Community Member November 9, 2019 (2:24 pm)

    NNE of Lowman? Umm….

    • Kersti November 9, 2019 (3:15 pm)

      Yes. That’s a directional of travel

  • Community Member November 9, 2019 (2:28 pm)

    Can see with binoculars west of Emma Schmitz (Mee Kwa Mooks) – over by Manchester. 

  • Kersti Muul November 9, 2019 (2:32 pm)

    Maybe heading into bay J27

  • Community Member November 9, 2019 (2:33 pm)

    Can see with binoculars along SW edge of Bainbridge Island, heading north.

  • Community Member November 9, 2019 (2:39 pm)

    Close to the buoy, entrance to Friday Harbor.
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    @Kersti – Actually it was super helpful to read that you could see them from Lowman. Thank you for sharing that. I never would have seen them without your post.

  • Kersti Muul November 9, 2019 (3:17 pm)

    J27 was the trailer of group 

  • Jennifer Mazuca November 9, 2019 (4:25 pm)

    Thanks to Whale Trail for the binoculars and education!! šŸ³

    • Donna November 9, 2019 (6:51 pm)

      You’re welcome, Jennifer – it was a great day on The Whale Trail!  J pod was stretched out and traveling slowly.  We saw foraging, and resting, and a burst of breaches at the north end of Blake Island. The rain even stopped for awhile. See you all tomorrow, or whenever they come back –

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