WHALES: Orcas off West Seattle

(Added: Photo by Steyn Benade, Always Local Photos)

3:20 PM: Transient killer whales are southbound on the northwest edge of Elliott Bay, reports Kersti Muul. Some of the orcas are toward the east side of the channel. Let us know if you see them!

7:02 PM: Just got a call (206-293-6302 is our hotline, 24/7) – they’re in view south of the Fauntleroy ferry terminal, “at least 4.”

(Added: Photo by Jim Moore)

7:43 PM: Photos added – thanks to the senders!

15 Replies to "WHALES: Orcas off West Seattle"

  • Mark P August 3, 2021 (3:35 pm)

    Is there a better way we can get instant notifications when this happens? Is there a twitter alert or some way to get a push notification directly from Kersti? Not always reading WSB when out and about…

    • Kersti Elisabeth Muul August 3, 2021 (6:07 pm)

      Yep. You have to give me your digits though 💁

      • Ginger August 4, 2021 (3:27 am)

        Hi Kersti! I would love to know when they are coming through — 503-707-6530 — thank you so much! I really appreciate the updates here and it would be wonderful to receive it in real time. I always seem to see the posts after they have passed by. Thanks again!

      • Mark P August 4, 2021 (9:28 am)

        Add me to your mailing list! 703-399-9682. Thanks!

      • Delia Darney Murdock August 4, 2021 (6:02 pm)

        Hi! Would you please add me to your notifications list as well? Thank you so much. What a special place we live in! 919-602-2651 

      • Jeff Skillman August 5, 2021 (9:44 am)

        Hi please add my number to the contact list 206-715-4117My 88-year-old mother-in-law just adores seeing them

      • Malloree Benade August 11, 2021 (8:36 pm)

        I would love to be added if possible! 501-743-8617. Thanks!

    • Kersti Elisabeth Muul August 3, 2021 (6:08 pm)

      Heading towards lighthouse

  • Dan August 3, 2021 (6:10 pm)

    Just watched a bull going in circles, middle of Elliot Bay, 1/2 mile north west of 1500 Alki Ave.

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul August 3, 2021 (6:28 pm)

    Close pass at Alki point

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul August 3, 2021 (7:16 pm)

    This is the male T137A who did the epic pass at Lowman last august 28 with his sister, right next to the paddle boards. He did the same thing tonight at Alki

  • Desertdweller August 3, 2021 (7:39 pm)

    Accidentally freaked out some folks in a car who were poised with cameras pointed down my street searching for the whales!  Sorry for getting in your shot!

  • Robin Sinner August 3, 2021 (8:29 pm)

    Here’s the close pass at Constellation around 6:15pm, lucky paddleboarders. So cool to know that was the same whale from Lowman last year. Thanks for that info Kersti.

    • Kersti Elisabeth Muul August 3, 2021 (10:26 pm)

      That’s my neighbor Brian 😝

      • Rose DeBoer August 4, 2021 (4:46 pm)

        Hi Kersti! Will you send me the updates on orcas via text too! I always miss them! 3204935588

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