UPDATE: Orcas pass West Seattle

(Added: Photo by Hobey Grote)

Thanks to Kersti Muul for the tip – transient killer whales are in the area, southbound off Fay Bainbridge State Park (map) at last report. Closer to the west side of Puget Sound, though, so you’ll definitely need binoculars.

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Orcas pass West Seattle"

  • BKRDT March 22, 2020 (3:29 pm)

    Great binocular view of a good sized pod from me kwa mooks

  • Petert March 22, 2020 (3:35 pm)

    Been watching for the past 25 minutes. Three vessels – Guide, Dazed and Confused, and Bailey were definitely much too close, far within the recommended, protected distance. 

    • Kersti Muul March 22, 2020 (4:29 pm)

      Please either take pictures and try to get boat numbers, and/or call 1-800-853-1964
      Reporting here doesn’t help. But thank you for the concern and inquiry. I’m happy you saw them!!
      https://www.bewhalewise.org/federal-regulations/

    • Cat March 23, 2020 (5:22 am)

      Thank you for reporting these boats! It’s a travesty :(

  • Janelle March 22, 2020 (4:04 pm)

    Cool! Hopeful to see some photos here later :)

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  • Tom March 22, 2020 (4:29 pm)

    They are just off Restoration Point now. Visible through binoculars. 

  • Toni March 23, 2020 (2:35 pm)

    You guys are wonderful! Don’t let others destroy!

  • Rosemary Harris March 23, 2020 (7:23 pm)

    Can anyone say what was going on with the hurt orca out front of Alki Point this morning around 10:30 am? There was a guy taking drone pics of it, and it was there at least 90 minutes. 

    • WSB March 23, 2020 (8:24 pm)

      No hurt orcas. Maybe a sailing sea lion?

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