WHALES: Orcas off West Seattle, day 4

7:46 AM: Orcas are in the area again today! They just passed “super close” ro Constellation Park, southbound, Kersti Muul tells us. And now they’re in view from Emma Schmitz Overlook (4500 block of Beach Drive).

(Added: Photo tweeted by @i8ipod)

8:30 AM: Off Fauntleroy, still SB per comments/emails (thank you!).

9:40 AM: Commenter Kris says at least some have turned back northbound.

18 Replies to "WHALES: Orcas off West Seattle, day 4"

  • Renee November 10, 2022 (8:14 am)

    At 8:13am, I saw them (at least 3) still headed south passed Blake Island headed towards Vashon. Ferry will likely be able to see them any minuted. 

  • TM November 10, 2022 (8:18 am)

    Super active both sides Vashon. Fun pic from Lowman at 8:10, these sightings are well attended!

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 10, 2022 (8:31 am)

    Off south end Lincoln park.In ferry lanes, west in channel 8:30

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 10, 2022 (8:38 am)

    One group appears to have flipped northbound near 98th / bracepoint8:38

  • Mark November 10, 2022 (8:45 am)

    From Gatewood hill we just watched as many as 6-7 appear at once near the Fauntleroy-Vashon ferry lane, with more in the distance. Fluke slapping, rolling, and churning the water. Just amazing! Thanks so much for the heads-up!

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 10, 2022 (9:04 am)

    Just a quick edit, I have better ones lol

  • Kris November 10, 2022 (9:23 am)

    Northbound, just south of Blake

  • Kersti Muul November 10, 2022 (10:55 am)

    I had just Lpod This is L88 

    • Jess November 10, 2022 (11:28 am)

      So amazing! Do you know where they are now? 

    • Jon Osterburg November 10, 2022 (11:31 am)

      Kersti. What part of WS did you snap this at?

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 10, 2022 (11:30 am)

    Both L and k-pod present

  • Robert J Schmidt November 10, 2022 (9:19 pm)

    I usually say “Just leave the damn whales alone” but this is how whale watching should be done. Well done all.

  • Kersti Muul November 10, 2022 (10:42 pm)

    I just want to make a couple comments about safety when the whales are around. Today there was some reckless driving around brave point; racing down the hill to see the whales..  someone was almost hit. That hill is extra slippery right now as well with all the leaves, compounded with the cold temps. Also at me kwa mooks, folks pulling out and not looking or pulling U-turns after parking the wrong direction.At Lincoln Park,.a whale group was parked in the handicap parking at the bottom. Please park and walk down.Whales are exciting! But not worth someone’s life.

  • Jenny November 11, 2022 (7:42 am)

    Any word on where the Orcas are today? Are they still near West Seattle?

  • Jon November 11, 2022 (8:29 am)

    It’s little small, but do you think this is an orca? I saw it I think last weekend when it was really stormy from about the Charles Richey Viewpoint.

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 11, 2022 (10:47 am)

    Everybody can relax today all three pods are heading towards Canada.

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