ORCAS: Southern Resident Killer Whales visible from West Seattle

12:52 PM: Might be some whale sightings from West Seattle this afternoon – Kersti Muul from Salish Wildlife Watch says Southern Resident Killer Whales are southbound, headed this way, passing Shoreline at last report, and close to this side of the Sound. She says photos indicate they include members of J-Pod and K-Pod.

1:10 PM: Kersti says they’re now south of Carkeek Park, still southbound, “spread east to west across the channel.”

1:34 PM: Now in view from Alki, Kersti reports in a comment.

2:49 PM: Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail is at Constellation Park, waiting for the orcas to come into view south of Alki Point. She says visibility and light is excellent. She also has an important reminder: If you’re going to go whale-watch, WEAR YOUR MASK and socially distance.

3:12 PM: Both Donna and Kersti say they’re now stretched out between north Blake Island and south Bainbridge. Donna says the visibility is so good, you can even see them without binoculars.

8 Replies to "ORCAS: Southern Resident Killer Whales visible from West Seattle"

  • Kersti Muul November 11, 2020 (1:26 pm)

    Visible from Alki now….

  • Michael Snyder November 11, 2020 (2:03 pm)

    Which area of alki beach? Thanks!!

  • brewcity November 11, 2020 (2:25 pm)

    There is a ferry thats at a dead stop out in the water, orcas swimming around that right now. Visible from Alki with biniocs. 

    • WSB November 11, 2020 (2:38 pm)

      Looks like that was the Tacoma on the Bainbridge/Seattle run, getting back up to speed now.

  • Kersti Muul November 11, 2020 (3:08 pm)

    Spread from norrh end of blake to south end of Bainbridge

  • A November 11, 2020 (3:25 pm)

    Still out?

  • Kersti Muul November 11, 2020 (3:45 pm)

    K21 in my photo. Still visible from constellation.Encroaching vashon 

  • Math teacher November 11, 2020 (4:11 pm)

    Near south end of Blake Island now. Can see the research boat with bare eyes from Beach Dr. 

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