ORCAS: Whales in the area

Transient orcas are in view, north of Blake Island, southbound, “lots of breaching,” per Kersti Muul of Salish Wildlife Watch.

8 Replies to "ORCAS: Whales in the area"

  • Peter June 16, 2021 (9:23 am)

    Is there a way to get notified by WSB, Kersti, or Salish Wildlife Watch such as by text message when nearby orca sightings happen?  By the time I see these notifications of Orcas in the area on WSB it’s hours after the post went up and the orcas have moved on. 

    • Yma June 16, 2021 (12:02 pm)

      What Peter said ^^^

    • Kevin June 16, 2021 (12:30 pm)

      Agree. I signed up for a service (distill.io) to literally ping wsblog constantly to look for whale alerts, haha. This morning I was able to get to Lincoln park within 20 minutes (didn’t catch the orcas today though). 

    • DBG June 16, 2021 (3:22 pm)

      Join the Orca Network group on Facebook.  Then watch the posts and comments to the posts.  You can see where people are seeing the Orca, their direction and numbers.  People typically post the location of the Orca and their location as well so you can track them as they approach.  We often post when we see them so that folks located in the direction of their travel can get ready to look for them.   It is a great resource.   

  • Lisa June 16, 2021 (12:01 pm)

    Yes! Text alerts would be AWESOME!!!

  • Sunflower June 16, 2021 (12:53 pm)

    Any recent sightings? Hoping they’ve continued south and might still see them.

  • Julia June 16, 2021 (2:40 pm)

    Ditto on the alerts, would be so helpful. Thanks for all you do, WSB!

  • 4 orca mamas June 18, 2021 (12:06 pm)

    @Aubreanan asked the other day how we can help orcas and if there are any petitions, and wanted to reply.

    There are two petitions I’m currently aware of.  I’ve been having trouble linking to them here, some glitch in the matrix apparently, but you can google search for ‘save our wild salmon biden petition’ and ‘legal rights for the salish sea petition.’

    Also suggest checking out some local organizations and resources, where you can find more info on how to help, like ‘orca network,’ ‘center for whale research,’ and wildsalmon dot org.

    If anyone knows of any other current petitions, upcoming protests, or recommends other orca groups, please share!

    I’d like to get involved with planning a large scale demonstration to help raise orca awareness, and will be looking for opportunities.  Hope some of you will join when one comes together :)

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