WHALES: Southern Resident orcas in the area

9:02 AM: Southern Resident Killer Whales have made their customary fall return. Kersti Muul tells us that orcas from J-Pod are in outer Elliott Bay, “spread across (the bay) from south of West Point,” generally headed southbound. Comment if you see them!

9:42 AM: Donna Sandstrom of The Whale Trail just called and said they’re southbound from Alki Point.

10:03 AM: Donna says the whales are now moving slowly northbound.

6 Replies to "WHALES: Southern Resident orcas in the area"

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 13, 2023 (9:31 am)

    Still southbound in the Bainbridge to Seattle ferry Lanes 0931

  • revilor September 13, 2023 (10:24 am)


  • Bradetta September 13, 2023 (11:26 am)

    There were a couple of people there with big cameras 😃 I hope they got some amazing shots and share them here! 

  • Beth September 13, 2023 (12:37 pm)

    Where are they now?

    • WSB September 13, 2023 (1:01 pm)

      Way north of here, unfortunately, per Orca Network.

  • Kersti Elisabeth Muul September 13, 2023 (3:07 pm)

    Whales were spread far and wide all day. A LOT of successful foraging was happening. Groups were small and a lot of males on their own like J26, J27, J38 A lot of surface activity off of shillshole, east of midchannel around 1PMThey are definitely eating today. 

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