WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Elephant-seal sighting

Thanks to Hugh Donnelly for the photo! That’s a Northern Elephant Seal, seen today off Lincoln Park. We reported on sightings last year – Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network noted they were becoming more common in area waters; one, nicknamed Ruckus, hung around for quite some time last July. If you see this – or any other marine mammal – on a West Seattle beach, please notify SSMMSN at 206-905-SEAL.

3 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE WILDLIFE: Elephant-seal sighting"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul May 25, 2022 (5:01 pm)

    Could be Ruckus! It’s a male

  • Vicki Ohge May 26, 2022 (1:13 pm)

    Darn it! I always miss those! I Saw a large seal at Alki about a week ago but He went underwater before I got a picture. One of these days I’ll be able to go there every time somebody sees one

  • Suzanne Geoghegan June 2, 2022 (8:39 am)

    Wondering if we saw this seal yesterday (June 1) around 4:45  lying on its back off Alki Ave. 

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