WHALES: Orcas in our area

4:03 PM: Half a dozen or so southbound orcas are headed this way, reports Kersti Muul, west of the mouth of Elliott Bay.

7:23 PM: In comments, Kersti says this was the first seasonal appearance of Southern Resident Killer Whales! She says they’ve since headed back northbound.

8 Replies to "WHALES: Orcas in our area"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 4, 2022 (4:38 pm)

    SW of alpha tango buoy hunting 

    • Satya Fedorowsky October 4, 2022 (4:58 pm)

      Are you able to see them near Alki? 

  • KayK October 4, 2022 (5:03 pm)

    Sorry- where is that buoy? Any chance visible from the Southworth/Vashon ferry run?

    • John October 4, 2022 (5:36 pm)

      I’m told by a friend across the way in Manchester there’s still tail slapping over near Bainbridge Island and aren’t quite clear where she’s at yet so they may work their way into Eagle Harbor or they may come down south towards there hard to say right now

    • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 4, 2022 (8:00 pm)

      It’s the buoy between Alki and south end of Bainbridge 

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul October 4, 2022 (7:12 pm)

    Today was the SRKWs first venture down here. ❤️I watched them fishing off the buoy west in channel and then they turned Northbound, as per usual for the first time they come in How exciting!! Welcome residents 

  • ORCAS?!?! October 4, 2022 (7:55 pm)


  • anonyme October 5, 2022 (7:01 am)

    If only people would realize these whales are part of our extended family.  Prepare to make their visit welcoming and lay the table with their favorite foods.

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