PHOTOS: Orcas off West Seattle

10:55 AM: Orcas are in Elliott Bay this morning, reports Kersti Muul. She says they’re Southern Residents from J-Pod. Let us know if you see them!

(Added: Photo by Greg Snyder, as posted in comment below)

2:34 PM: According to a text from Kersti and a comment below by D-Mom, at least some of the whales have turned around to head back northbound. Donna Sandstrom of The Whale Trail has been out watching them too and shared this link via email with context on the salmon runs and weather that have ultimately affected the orcas’ travel pattern this year.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Added two photos – above and below – by Robin Sinner.

8 Replies to "PHOTOS: Orcas off West Seattle"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 23, 2022 (11:24 am)

    Whales between Alki point light and south end of bainbridge. Another group is north of them still heading sbnd.

  • H November 23, 2022 (12:39 pm)

    Heading S, just crossed Vashon-Fauntleroy ferry lane. Seem to be traveling 

  • D-Mom November 23, 2022 (2:23 pm)

    Watching them right now at Lincoln Park. Heading north. Two of them!

  • Mary November 23, 2022 (3:03 pm)

    Four are currently in the middle of the shipping channel,  off Constellation and headed North 🎉

  • Greg November 23, 2022 (4:14 pm)

    Here’s a picture of one having a bit of fun on the Northward journey

  • wsgolfer November 23, 2022 (7:20 pm)

    Question for Kersti, I know you run a WhatsApp group for orca sightings, are there any other means to get notified? I’ve quit WhatsApp and other Meta/Facebook properties but would like to stay in the loop. Thanks! 

    • Kersti Elisabeth Muul November 23, 2022 (8:30 pm)

      Unfortunately its the only real time alert. It’s why I created it, so we don’t have to be online. 

      • Diane November 24, 2022 (10:01 am)

        Can you let me know how to join the WhatsApp group of orcas sightings in West Seattle? Thanks.

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