WHALES: Orcas again in view from West Seattle – 2 groups

9:39 AM: Southern Resident Killer Whales are in central Puget Sound again today. Kersti Muul reports they’re “spread from Wing Point to the north tip of Bainbridge,” traveling southbound. Let us know if you see them!

10:13 AM: Kersti says the leaders are passing Alki Point; we’ve also just gotten a call from Jeff Hogan of Killer Whale Tales who says they’re south of Alki Point and easy to see.

10:46 AM: More updates in comments – thank you!

11:20 AM: Donna Sandstrom of The Whale Trail called to say the second group is between Bainbridge and Blake Islands.

12 Replies to "WHALES: Orcas again in view from West Seattle - 2 groups"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul December 9, 2022 (10:08 am)

    Leaders east of tango buoy passing Alki point!

  • Kari December 9, 2022 (10:11 am)

    Several between Alki and Bainbridge at the moment.

  • JayDee December 9, 2022 (10:20 am)

    Mid-channel off of Mee-Kwa-Mooks. Southbound.

  • Allison December 9, 2022 (10:41 am)

    We’re around SW Brandon Street – they’re due west in mid-channel heading southbound 

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul December 9, 2022 (10:55 am)

    There’s another group coming; north Elliot Bay seen from Magnolia overlook

  • Julia December 9, 2022 (10:57 am)

    They’re south of Lincoln Park, out in the channel.

  • Sarah Barrick December 9, 2022 (11:40 am)

    Any updates on the first group who passed lincoln park? I’ve been waiting by the Arroyos I still haven’t seen them. 

  • C December 9, 2022 (11:45 am)

    Second group in channel east of Blake Island

  • Sara December 9, 2022 (11:50 am)

    Standing at constellation – the second pod are making their way south, closer to Vashon. 

  • kersti muul December 9, 2022 (12:10 pm)

    This is Jpod. Last part of group just south of Fauntleroy/Vashon ferry lanes. Leaders just passed Dilworth. Some close to shore others mid channel

  • Kersti Muul December 9, 2022 (1:44 pm)

    Hearing s17 on the hydrophone at Vashon means K-Pod is present too perhaps they were the last group

  • Monica December 9, 2022 (6:46 pm)

    I took the ferry to Vashon and watched them from Pt Robinson. Some were about 20 yards from shore. They put on a great show! Here is a screenshot from my camera.  I had to zoom out as they were so close.

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