WHALES: Transient orcas, northbound

Transient killer whales – they’re the seal-eating type rather than salmon-eating resident orcas – should be in view again soon. Thanks to Kersti Muul for the tip – she says they’re emerging from Colvos Passage west of Vashon Island, headed northbound. Since they’re on the other side of Puget Sound, you’ll want to use binoculars. Let us know if you see them!

5 Replies to "WHALES: Transient orcas, northbound"

  • mc99 July 13, 2021 (4:16 pm)

    We them – seeing splashes and fins of several orca – 3/4 of the way across towards Bainbridge, probably to the west from Alki point – several boats around, including 2 large boats which are quite close.

    • Guy Olson July 13, 2021 (5:47 pm)

      @mc99, did you see any markings on the large boats that were “quite close”? Perhaps paint or red trim on the large boats?

      • mc99 July 14, 2021 (6:08 am)

        @Guy Olson – yes, 2 large metal catamarans red trim – one was listed as Edmunds yacht club on Marine Traffic.  There were also a couple of smaller boats.  We were just south of Emma Schmitz overlook, so they were pretty far away – can’t estimate how close they were to the Orca.

  • Graciano July 13, 2021 (7:01 pm)

    It’s Shark week on Discovery channel. Orca will go after a great white shark.

    • Leonard July 13, 2021 (9:56 pm)

      If you get a chance watch The Whale that Ate Jaws 

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