VIDEO: Northbound transient killer whales in the area

(Added: Video and photos by Jamie Kinney)

2:51 PM: Transient killer whales are back in the area! Kersti Muul reports four orcas are northbound, last seen off Brace Point south of Fauntleroy. Let us know if you see them!

3:18 PM: Passing Lincoln Park.

6 PM: Added some of Jamie Kinney‘s video and photos above, from the orcas’ pass by Emma Schmitz Viewpoint on Beach Drive.

13 Replies to "VIDEO: Northbound transient killer whales in the area"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 20, 2023 (2:57 pm)

    Close! Passing.brace point. 0257

  • Meghan September 20, 2023 (3:00 pm)

    Orcas have been very active today down south, Tacoma, Maury Island etc but no official reports from the Orca Network so this is great info! Given that they were south 3 hours ago and headed north it’s entirely possible. Hope someone can confirm it’s wonderful to see them!

  • Bksea September 20, 2023 (3:45 pm)

    3:45 watching big male and a female near cormorant cove. About to pass alki lighthouse 

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 20, 2023 (3:57 pm)

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 20, 2023 (3:59 pm)

    Hi Meghan, when Tracy writes my report It’s already confirmed by meHere is a link to my sightings app You never have to miss a whale again!Real time sightings

    • Meghan September 20, 2023 (4:41 pm)

      Love this thank you! So happy to see them close to home today 💕

  • Lynda Taylor September 20, 2023 (4:51 pm)

    The male decided to give the windsurfer out at Lowman an exhilarating run!

  • Jamie Kinney September 20, 2023 (5:48 pm)

    Thanks to Kersti’s alert, I was able to make it to Mee Kwa Mooks and constellation park in time to take these photos.

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 20, 2023 (7:40 pm)

    Great shots Jamie! Great to see you out there on a gorgeous afternoon In west Seattle.

  • anonyme September 21, 2023 (5:41 am)

    I’m concerned about the net fishing going on and the possibility of an orca interaction.  As fishermen regularly shoot sea lions, will they shoot orcas as well?

  • Shannon M. September 21, 2023 (3:07 pm)

    Are there going to be more chances to see the whales at Lincoln Park?

    • WSB September 21, 2023 (3:16 pm)

      Certainly at some point they’ll be back!

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 21, 2023 (7:31 pm)

    Unlikely that the orca will interact with the nets. Not impossible, but hasn’t happened here. T65A5 has a penchant for playing in gear but he’s also great at untangling himself. Difference being he chooses to do this, it’s not an accidental entanglement. He likes crab gear….🤦🏼‍♀️Also highly unlikely an orca will be shot. Most Tribes revere Orcas, and it would be shocking. There would also be MAJOR consequences; unlike the lip service given to the sea lion shootings.We are rolling into Chum run/Tribal Chum season opening/male CA sealion migration/SRKWs return, a sad time of year for sea-lions here in the bay and the Duwamish. Nets will be in different areas than they are for Pinks and Coho Keep your eyes open and report any illegal behavior to the appropriate regulating organization(s)

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