ORCAS: Whales off West Seattle

Thanks to Jan Pendergrass for the photo. Orcas are back in the area today – seen off Duwamish Head as well as southbound off west-facing West Seattle – so if you have a water view, keep an eye out!

6 Replies to "ORCAS: Whales off West Seattle"

  • Brian Moore March 21, 2024 (9:42 am)

    We spotted a couple around 7:15 off the pier north of the Armeni boat ramp. We had noticed that the fast ferry had slowed to a crawl and then saw why.

  • Kersti Muul March 21, 2024 (10:00 am)

    Original sighting was when I texted at 733 this morning. They are now NB after flipping at Alki point and are almost to Edmonds 950

    • WSB March 21, 2024 (10:13 am)

      Yup, couldn’t post then but since there’s always a chance they’ll flip, and since Jan sent the photo, it was worth a mention!

  • Kersti Muul March 21, 2024 (10:42 am)

    Another group of orcas in the Fauntleroy to Vashon ferry lanes now closer to Vashon side. 1040

  • Kim March 21, 2024 (4:03 pm)

    Were there 700 people down there watching as the Whale Tail claims in their petition?

    • Kersti Muul March 22, 2024 (1:21 pm)

      She/They don’t come out for transient killer whales – which make up the majority of sightings in the area. This also isn’t a common area for marine mammal strandings or baby seals, etc. I can count on one hand how many responses there last year. Most of the animals that are at constellation are washed up – already dead. I’ve responded to a few deer, and there will sometimes be dead sea lion – but it’s just not a place that seal sitters frequents.


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