WHALES: Southern Resident Killer Whales in our area (photos added)

1:53 PM: Per a text from Kersti Muul, orcas are southbound, just past West Point. mid-channel, visible from Alki. Let us know if you see them.

2:22 PM: See comments for updates, including that these are Southern Resident Killer Whales.

ADDED SUNDAY EVENING: Thanks to David Hutchinson for photos! Above, one of the orcas; below, people viewing from Constellation Park:

13 Replies to "WHALES: Southern Resident Killer Whales in our area (photos added)"

  • Kersti Muul December 10, 2023 (1:57 pm)

    Likely SRKWsVery surface active and visible from Alki Ave 0150

  • Kersti Muul December 10, 2023 (2:04 pm)

    Confirmed SRKWs

  • Donna, The Whale Trail December 10, 2023 (2:17 pm)

    As a reminder it can take the whales 45 minutes to get from West Point to Alki.  We’ll be at the Whale Trail sign south of the Lighthouse  with binoculars to share.

  • Kersti Muul December 10, 2023 (2:31 pm)

    Confirming Kpod. Moving quickly.Welcome k-pod this is their first time in West Seattle this year ❤️
    Better late than never!

  • Kersti Muul December 10, 2023 (2:50 pm)

    Visible from constellation 0245 near Blakely Rock spread 

  • Kersti Muul December 10, 2023 (3:06 pm)

    Leaders Already Southwest of tango buoy as viewed from constellation point very spread out approaching north end of Blake Island 0300

  • kersti muul December 10, 2023 (3:40 pm)

    Whales are still spread apart from Tillicum village to leaders approaching north end of VashonBeautiful backlit blows as the sun disappears0340

  • BB December 10, 2023 (4:14 pm)

    Orcas are between Fauntleroy and Vachon Island 4:10 pm

  • Gay December 10, 2023 (5:39 pm)

    Thank you!!!  You are so wonderful!  We must cherish these ancient beings.  I love the passion you have for wildlife.

  • RickB December 10, 2023 (6:15 pm)

    Those times with the leading zeros indicate A.M., for what it’s worth. 24 hour time for 3:40 P.M., for example, would be 15:40. (Can’t help myself…)

    • Kersti Muul December 10, 2023 (7:14 pm)

      You’re correct 😝 my phone does that. Need to fix it 

      • Riiight December 13, 2023 (7:43 am)

        Weird. So you’re typing “145” and your phone corrects it to “0145”? Or are you typing “1345” and it’s correcting to “0145”? Never heard of that issue in my life. 

  • Kersti Muul December 11, 2023 (7:37 am)

    Good morning, 🌞 after hearing Kpod ‘turn around’ last night on the Sound Action hydrophone, unsurprisingly they are in the possession triangle this morning. Will update if they turn back south.

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