WHALES: Orcas in the area, day 3

(Added: Photos by Robin Sinner)

9:40 AM: For a third consecutive day, Southern Resident Killer Whales are in central Puget Sound. Kersti Muul reports resident orcas were seen passing West Point on the north side of Elliott Bay a little while ago, heading southbound, quickly.

10:11 AM: Commenter Shannon says they’re now in view from Alki, looking toward Bainbridge.

10:21 AM: Donna Sandstrom from The Whale Trail texted to say they’re is at Constellation Park with binoculars to share.

11:22 AM: Just got a text about a sighting near the Fauntleroy ferry dock.

2:36 PM: Just heard again from Donna, and also from Jeff Hogan of Killer Whale Tales, reporting the orcas are now northbound, visible from Lowman Beach/Lincoln Park.

3:11 PM: Donna says they’re visible now from Alki, if you look west/northwest.

10 Replies to "WHALES: Orcas in the area, day 3"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 9, 2022 (9:51 am)

    They are spread far and wide.Some mid channel, some Seattle side some Bainbridge side.There’s another group mid-channel off the Bainbridge ferry terminal

  • Shannon November 9, 2022 (9:51 am)

    No sign of them yet watching from Alki at 9:50; there’s still time to come down if you’re considering it!

  • Shannon November 9, 2022 (10:04 am)

    Visible now from Alki near the Bainbridge ferry dock 

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 9, 2022 (10:20 am)

    Leaders are passing Alki point on Seattle side 10:20

  • mike November 9, 2022 (10:28 am)

    They are heading just south of Bainbridge Island in the ferry channel.

  • WS98 November 9, 2022 (11:11 am)

    Sharing a PBS documentary titled “The Lost Salmon” I watched last night. It was super educational and  illustrated the urgency for the recovery of Chinook/King populations that  Southern Residents heavily rely on for survival.  https://www.pbs.org/video/the-lost-salmon-jihfu6/

  • Diane November 9, 2022 (11:45 am)

    We spotted them from our home out in the sound in the Arroyo’s.   We can always know there are whales out there because of the helicopter flying over the area.

  • onion November 9, 2022 (12:57 pm)

    Quite a few sitings from Lincoln Park about an hour ago. As noted above, the pod was spread out with some closer to the Vashon and Blake side of the Sound while others were  mid-channel and closer to the point by Colman Pool. But quite visible even with my mediocre eyesight and without binoculars or a zoom lens.

  • TM November 9, 2022 (3:39 pm)

    What a week so far for sightings! Is this unusual or is it a function of the time of year (chum salmon?) or anything else? Hoping to see some more this week. Thanks Kersti and WSB for the regular updates, really appreciate it.

  • Maria November 9, 2022 (4:25 pm)

    Thank you so much to Donna @TheWhaleTrail for a great experience seeing this super pod- so many people gathered and she always has great insight on what we are seeing. 

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