PHOTOS: Orcas off West Seattle again

12:23 PM: It’s a little murky out there but if you’re up for some whale-watching, Kersti Muul tells us orcas are headed back this way, northbound off the southernmost shore of West Seattle – let us know if you see them!

(Added: Photo by Monica Zaborac)

12:30 PM: We’ve also heard from Donna Sandstrom of The Whale Trail, who says these are Southern Residents from all three pods. (Update: J and K, she says,)

1:16 PM: Now off Lincoln Park per multiple reports (thanks!).

(Added: Photo by David Hutchinson)

2:13 PM: From Donna: “They are clearly visible from Alki looking west. Leaders are rounding the point northbound and NOAA boat is with them.”

(Added: Photo by Rick Rasmussen)

10 Replies to "PHOTOS: Orcas off West Seattle again"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul December 2, 2021 (12:28 pm)

    Looks like most or all of J and KPod

  • Cindy Craig December 2, 2021 (1:01 pm)

    Just saw them mid channel off the Fauntleroy ferry dock near a small boat.

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul December 2, 2021 (1:22 pm)

    Leaders are at Lowman BeachTrailer’s still back at 98th bracepointThis is J39

  • Amy December 2, 2021 (1:56 pm)

    I also believe there was an elephant seal north of Lincoln Park at the same time parallel to the orcas. The harbor seals were close to shore and maybe a hundred feet out was a way larger seal that looked similar to an elephant seal but I’m not entirely sure. 

  • Kersti Muul December 2, 2021 (2:09 pm)

    Leaders have passed constellation. Lots of breaching.

  • Kersti Muul December 2, 2021 (2:42 pm)

     One or two females milling off constellation 300 yards out2:40

  • eric December 2, 2021 (6:59 pm)

    Some orca’s really know how to have a good time.

  • Auntie December 2, 2021 (8:36 pm)

    Kersti – Why is that NOAA boat so close to the orca???

    • El' Jefe December 3, 2021 (6:49 am)

      Good question. I don’t care if you study them or not. All the conversation on boats being too close and noise pollution should warrant giving them a ticket. Can’t have it both ways. 

  • Vicki Ohge December 4, 2021 (6:02 am)

    Every time I’m not at Alki Beach the whales come one of these times I’ll catch him when they’re there I was born and raised here and I have never seen one out there and I’m 59 years old!!!! One of these days I’ll be out there watching everyday when I don’t have a mother to take care of that would be so awesome to see those whales I guess I didn’t realize when I was younger that we even really had him out there, I say thanks to social media you get to see him now if I didn’t have an appointment this morning I’d be down there to look at them see if I can find them I’m usually walking on the beach this time of year with all my winter gear on I love Alki I wish I could live there

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