ORCAS: Southern Resident Killer Whales in the area

10:24 AM: Thanks to Kersti Muul of Salish Wildlife Watch for the heads-up: Southern Resident Killer Whales are heading in our direction, southbound off Shilshole at last report. Last time, they turned around before making it this far south, but here’s an early alert just in case they keep going this time.

11:50 AM: Getting closer – see comments.

12:55 PM: Donna Sandstrom of The Whale Trail called with an update – still southbound but slowly, off Bainbridge.

1:42 PM: Donna just called again to say the orcas are rounding Alki Point! Kersti says they’re from J-Pod.

9 Replies to "ORCAS: Southern Resident Killer Whales in the area"

  • Kersti Muul October 16, 2020 (10:44 am)

    Two matrilines currently on east side of channel… Still SB!Saratoga WW boat on scene 

  • Kersti Muul October 16, 2020 (11:03 am)

    At least 3 off West Point Discovery close to shore. Big breach 

  • Kersti Muul October 16, 2020 (11:26 am)

    SW in channel now, with news chopper on top of them 

  • Dan October 16, 2020 (11:36 am)

    South of north end of Bainbridge Is, heading south.  Very close to Bainbridge, need scope from West Sea.

  • Kersti Muul October 16, 2020 (12:57 pm)

    In the Bainbridge to Seattle ferry Lanes still southbound ferry had stopped for a minute

  • J October 16, 2020 (1:43 pm)

    Just saw one mid channel off the Constellation Park.

  • Brewcity October 16, 2020 (4:11 pm)

    Very visible north of Alki at 4pm, one of the small ferries was stopped to give them space. 

    • WSB October 16, 2020 (4:33 pm)

      Thank you for the update! Could you tell whether they were NB or SB?

  • Kersti Muul October 16, 2020 (5:22 pm)

    They went NB towards discovery

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