SIGHTING: Gray whale in the area

1:50 PM: Friday afternoon whale watching! Reported by Kersti Muul – a baleen whale is in the area, most recently seen in the Fauntleroy-Vashon ferry lanes, southbound.

4:03 PM: If you haven’t seen Kersti’s updates in comments – she says it’s a gray. (Around here, baleen usually means gray or humpback – though others have shown up on occasion.)

8 Replies to "SIGHTING: Gray whale in the area"

  • Kersti Muul March 29, 2024 (2:08 pm)

    I have eyes on from Lowman Beach. SB slowly. No fluking at all. Long time between blows. Just west of mid-channel205

  • Elizabeth March 29, 2024 (2:18 pm)


  • WSCurmudgeon March 29, 2024 (2:45 pm)

    Does this mean that Ms Muul hasn’t identified the whale as a humpback?  What are the other possibilities?

  • Kersti Muul March 29, 2024 (2:53 pm)

    Good views from Brace point. This is a grey whale. Out from brace point, east side of channel, may have changed directions 253

  • Kersti Muul March 29, 2024 (3:40 pm)

    Whale has moved west, approaching KVI on Vashon – can still see blows from 98th Street340

  • Kersti Muul March 29, 2024 (4:17 pm)

    No dorsal, just ‘knuckles’… Lack of fluking (did not fluke once from the bay to Pt. Robinson), travel and surfacing behavior, shape of blow…all these make this a grey 

  • Kersti Muul March 29, 2024 (4:25 pm)

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