SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: Gray whale, northbound (photo added)

1:20 PM: Whale sighting just in from Kersti Muul – a baleen whale, northbound, close to shore, headed toward Brace Point. (That description means it could be a gray or humpback, among others.) Let us know if you see it!

6:12 PM: Kersti noted earlier in a comment that this is a gray whale. Added above, a photo from David Hutchinson, who says he “was fortunate to see the gray whale passing Constellation Park just after 3 PM today.”

8 Replies to "SEEN OFF WEST SEATTLE: Gray whale, northbound (photo added)"

  • Kersti Muul April 18, 2024 (2:02 pm)

    Confirming this is a gray whale… Likely the one that’s been in the area. It is now past Brace Point northbound 205

  • Alki Lover April 18, 2024 (3:34 pm)

    Just passed alki point and spouting off from Pepperdock and heading further.  So cool 

  • anonyme April 19, 2024 (5:52 am)

    How effective are the precautions in place (if any) to protect whales from the monster cargo and cruise ships that infest our waters at this, and other, times of year?

    • Kersti Muul April 19, 2024 (2:31 pm)

      Reporting to WRAS and cetacean desk is extremely helpful 

      • anonyme April 22, 2024 (5:36 am)

        But aren’t those options for reporting a violation, in which case it’s already too late for preventing harm?

  • Kathy perozzo April 19, 2024 (11:11 am)

    I’ve been trying to see these whales for the last 5 years & have yet to see them😥

    • WSB April 19, 2024 (11:19 am)

      It’s not easy! I’ve looked many times after sure-fire sighting reports and it’s as if they dive and disappear as soon as they know I’m on the way, But someday you will!

  • Judy S. April 27, 2024 (1:27 pm)

    Not the best photo-but that’s the gray whale that’s mentioned. ! 

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