Seattle Whale News

Seattle Whale News

Seattle whale news straight from the source updated daily.

Seattle, WA -- Jan 15, 2019

Orcas (presumably same group of mammal eaters) in Saratoga Passage north of Langley.REMINDER TO KEEP 200 YARDS FROM ORCAS (100 yards all other marine mammals).08:45 - Spotted 3 Orca Whales foraging for fish in Saratoga Passage and swimming south south east toward Langley. I thought that I heard other Whale Blows downstream from where I spotted the whales, not confirmed...When I first spotted the Whales they were out towards the middle of Saratoga Passage, in front of Bells Beach. The Whales spent sometime swimming, zigzagging and coming around like they were chasing fish ; before swimming south.PJ WolcottPLEASE KEEP COMMENTS TO SIGHTINGS UPDATES ONLY. You can get updates on this thread by going to the top right of the post (where the three gray dots are) and clicking "Turn on notifications for this post". ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Jan 14, 2019

One month until our first whale watch and wildlife tour of the season!Thinking about joining us out on the water? Book now! bit.ly/SJSReservations ... See MoreSee Less

One month until our first whale watch and wildlife tour of the season!

Thinking about joining us out on the water? Book now! http://bit.ly/SJSReservations

Seattle, WA -- Jan 14, 2019

Orcas in Possession Sound aiming towards Saratoga. Melissa reports it is foggy, we know boaters will take extra precautions, please amp that up, there are whales in the area. KEEP 200 YARDS. -9:16 - Orcas at Clinton/Mukilteo ferry crossing headed north. Mid channel headed towards Saratoga. Group is spread out, about 5 in first group and 2-3 in second. Hard to see in the fog, hopefully boats are careful.Melissa Simmons, WSFPLEASE KEEP COMMENTS TO SIGHTINGS UPDATES ONLY. You can get updates on this thread by going to the top right of the post (where the three gray dots are) and clicking "Turn on notifications for this post". ... See MoreSee Less

Orca Network shared Center for Whale Research's post.
Orca Network

Seattle, WA -- Jan 14, 2019

The Center for Whale Research shares their 2nd encounter of 2019 and it is a beauty. Ks and Ls and new calf L124 in eastern Juan de Fuca, they eventually meet up with J pod for a superpod gathering further west, all back-dropped by the majestic Olympic Mountains. Wonderful storied report and gorgeous images and video. -We just posted Encounter #2 with lots of great pictures and a video! www.whaleresearch.com/2019-2 ... See MoreSee Less

The Center for Whale Research shares their 2nd encounter of 2019 and it is a beauty. Ks and Ls and new calf L124 in eastern Juan de Fuca, they eventually meet up with J pod for a superpod gathering further west, all  back-dropped by the majestic Olympic Mountains.  Wonderful storied report and gorgeous images and video. 
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We just posted Encounter #2 with lots of great pictures and a video! https://www.whaleresearch.com/2019-2
Puget Sound Express added 2 new photos.
Puget Sound Express

Seattle, WA -- Jan 13, 2019

With the news of a new calf born into Lpod, confirmed by Center For Whale Research, it seems only appropriate to feature mom, 32 year-old, L77 "Matia" and her first born, seven year-old, L119 "Joy" who now has a very important role as a big sister!Photos are from 2015, when they sped past the boat VERY closely, so close it was difficult to zoom out in enough time to get L119 before she disappeared 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

With the news of a new calf born into Lpod, confirmed by Center For Whale Research, it seems only appropriate to feature mom, 32 year-old, L77 Matia and her first born, seven year-old, L119 Joy who now has a very important role as a big sister!
Photos are from 2015, when they sped past the boat VERY closely, so close it was difficult to zoom out in enough time to get L119 before she disappeared :)
Orca Network shared Langley Whale Center's post.
Orca Network

Seattle, WA -- Jan 13, 2019

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Seattle, WA -- Jan 13, 2019

So, you've already joined us for a 3-4 hour boat based whale watch & wildlife tour. Now, have you ever tried sea kayaking? See harbor seals, marine birds, bald eagles, and maybe even whales(!) from eye level. Our sister company San Juan Island Outfitters offers 3-hour to 6-day guided wildlife tours by sea kayak. ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Jan 12, 2019

Orcas in Possession Sound (northern Puget Sound) this morning...PLEASE keep 200 yards distance. Be Whale Wise. 09:27 - Have moved closer to shore, north of Tulalip bay, milling around (hunting maybe).09:00 - Three orcas northbound, mid channel. Northeast of Hat Island, heading towards Camano.Lori Christopher ... See MoreSee Less

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