PHOTOS: Orcas in sight from West Seattle

5:45 PM: Thanks to Kersti Muul for the tip: “Transients are on the edge of Elliott Bay. Southbound, visible from Alki. Mid-to-east in channel.” Let us know if you see them!

5:57 PM: Kersti says orcas are now “milling” off 64th/Alki.

6:03 PM: Another texter sees them from 62nd/Alki and says they seem to be moving east in the bay. (Texted photo added – thank you!)

ADDED 8:32 PM: And two more photos just in, courtesy of Robin Sinner, who explains: “The 2 orcas were off 64th and Alki at 5:45 pm. Walked fast to Constellation and caught a close pass at 5:53pm. Could hear them breathing! This was most likely T123 pod of 3. Big Male is T123a Stanley.”

Just a refresher – transients are not endangered, and eat other marine mammals, particularly seals and sea lions. They’re an entirely separate population from the Southern Resident Killer Whales, who ARE endangered and primarily eat fish, especially salmon.

3 Replies to "PHOTOS: Orcas in sight from West Seattle"

  • RS April 29, 2023 (5:58 pm)

    From Sunfish Seafood, they’re in a direct line to westpoint.

  • Leon Jackson April 29, 2023 (7:41 pm)

    Eat well my northern friends. We have an abundance of seals for you. 

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul April 30, 2023 (3:12 pm)

    They are headed back to West Seattle… Currently off discovery park, southbound 3:10 PM sunday

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