Seattle Whale News

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Monday November 19th, 2018

Large whale off shores of north Edmonds heading southbound. (we have grays and humpbacks in that area) If anyone gets photo/images please share.Reminder to KEEP 100 YARDS distance from this whale and all marine mammals (200 yards for orcas). Thanks! -9:05 a.m. Likely gray whale just south of Picnic Point, close to shore (Edmonds side) traveling south toward the Beach Camp at Sunset Beach (north of Meadowdale Park) Edmonds.John Carroll ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday November 17th, 2018

Throwback to a spectacular double breach! T11A Rainy, and his mom, T11 Wakana, in Rosario Strait, Wa- an area frequented by transient killer whales/orcas at any time of the year.Photo taken by naturalist, Renee Beitzel- May 2016 ... See MoreSee Less

Throwback to a spectacular double breach! 
T11A Rainy, and his mom, T11 Wakana, in Rosario Strait, Wa- an area frequented by transient killer whales/orcas at any time of the year.
Photo taken by naturalist, Renee Beitzel- May 2016

Saturday November 17th, 2018

Captain Brian just called the San Juan Safaris - Orca Whale Watching office to check in during today's whale watch & wildlife tour from Friday Harbor.Captain Brian and naturalists Sarah & Ryder had to travel far during today's tour departure. However, guests and staff were rewarded with sightings of 10 humpback whales and killer whales.Check back later for the sightings updates on our blog! ... See MoreSee Less

Captain Brian just called the San Juan Safaris - Orca Whale Watching office to check in during todays whale watch & wildlife tour from Friday Harbor.

Captain Brian and naturalists Sarah & Ryder had to travel far during todays tour departure. However, guests and staff were rewarded with sightings of 10 humpback whales and killer whales.

Check back later for the sightings updates on our blog!

Saturday November 17th, 2018

Orcas, probable Southern Residents northern Puget Sound.200 YARDS DISTANCE IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES, please respect their need for space. AND please KEEP COMMENTS TO UPDATES ONLY. -8:43 - Orcas northbound at SF buoy (Kingston/Edmonds) in the middle of traffic lanes. Spread out. Mostly likely Residents based on number of whales.Jason Mihok-8:40 - Orcas (residents I believe, number unknown), NB just south of Pt. Wells/Edmonds, in the center of the waterway.James Greenway ... See MoreSee Less

Friday November 16th, 2018

Today, the Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery and Task Force delivered its year one Report and Recommendations to Washington Governor Jay Inslee. The report outlines "potential options to address the major threats to [the] Southern Residents [orcas], including prey availability, toxic contaminants and disturbance from noise and vessel traffic."Read Ken Balcomb's letter to Governor Inslee about Task Force's year one Report and Recommendations ...www.whaleresearch.com/ ... See MoreSee Less

Today, the Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery and Task Force delivered its year one Report and Recommendations to Washington Governor Jay Inslee. The report outlines potential options to address the major threats to [the] Southern Residents [orcas], including prey availability, toxic contaminants and disturbance from noise and vessel traffic.
Read Ken Balcombs letter to Governor Inslee about Task Forces year one Report and Recommendations ...
https://www.whaleresearch.com/

Thursday November 15th, 2018

11:45- New Fresh Thread for Puget Sound Resident Orcas: READ: ALL WATERCRAFT KEEP 200 DISTANCE and please KEEP ALL COMMENTS to UPDATES ONLY. - Trailers of Jpod, L87 & K pod have passed Point Robinson, Vashon, spread out across the entire channel heading southbound.Be Whale Wise & Viewpoints map links in comments ... See MoreSee Less

Monday November 12th, 2018

Approximately 2:30 a humpback was seen breaching between Point No Point and south Whidbey, closer to Whidbey. As viewed by Sarah Blair. Marilyn Armbruster saw the humpback earlier south of Scatchet Head, S Whidbey so s/he whale appears to be hanging around that area. ... See MoreSee Less

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