Seattle Whale News

Seattle Whale News

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Seattle, WA -- Mar 25, 2019

Encounter #22, March 22. Great news. J17 is alive and has even improved a little in body condition since December/January. However, her breath smells awful so the CWR will remain cautiously optimistic that she will survive. See full Encounter. www.whaleresearch.com/2019-22 ... See MoreSee Less

Encounter #22, March 22. 
Great news. J17 is alive and has even improved a little in body condition since December/January. However, her breath smells awful so the CWR will remain cautiously optimistic that she will survive. See full Encounter. https://www.whaleresearch.com/2019-22

Seattle, WA -- Mar 23, 2019

Encounter #21 is on the website! March 19th was a busy day! www.whaleresearch.com/2019-21 BTW - Encounter #19 was on March 19, 2019! Lots of 19s in that one! ... See MoreSee Less

Encounter #21 is on the website! March 19th was a busy day! https://www.whaleresearch.com/2019-21 
BTW - Encounter #19 was on March 19, 2019! Lots of 19s in that one!

Seattle, WA -- Mar 25, 2019

One of our frequent guests captured this intense shot on yesterday's Anacortes tour. Thank you so much for sharing, James! ... See MoreSee Less

One of our frequent guests captured this intense shot on yesterdays Anacortes tour.  Thank you so much for sharing, James!

Seattle, WA -- Mar 25, 2019

And in the north end...Orcas and a gray Penn Cove!REMINDER TO KEEP 200 YARDS FROM ORCAS (100 yards all other marine mammals) And please keep comments to sightings only. Thanks. 08:17 - . And now about 5 just east of Monroe Landing on south side.08:01- 2-3 orcas and a gray whale in Penn Cove heading west. Now. Just west of Monroe landingCeCe Celia Aguda ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Mar 25, 2019

Gray Whales Possession Sound :REMINDER TO KEEP 100 YARDS DISTANCE (200 for orcas) 07:55 - Two gray whales again off of Jetty. Hanging out on the south end right now just across from the Naval Base. This seems to be there morning feeding area.Sandra Volkert-Honeycutt ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Mar 24, 2019

One of the grays reported this morning feeding in the Snohomish Delta area:PLEASE GO SLOW IN THIS AREA of FEEDING GRAY WHALES and KEEP 100 YARDS. 07:28 - The grey whale is off off Jetty Island again this morning.Sandra Volkert-Honeycutt ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Mar 23, 2019

NEW THREAD FOR BOTH ORCA PODS - PUGET SOUND: 18:35 - Looks like T46s (includes 2 large males) and T137s (includes 1 large male) are now in the same general area spread out around south Vashon Island and Tacoma waterfront (Ruston, Owen, Pt Defiance). Westbound, but with directional changes so might be undecided on direction. In the waning hour reports: please include time, location, number or whales you are seeing (any large males?) and direction of travel. ... See MoreSee Less

Western Prince Whale Watching added 17 new photos.
Western Prince Whale Watching

Seattle, WA -- Mar 23, 2019

Images from Naturalist Alison taken from the Western Prince II. Today we spotted Mouflon Sheep, Harbor Seals, Steller Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Oystercatchers and Bigg's Killer Whales. We observed the T99's, a family of 4, mammal-eating Orca off the east side of Orcas Island. This time of year is an increasingly exciting time to be on the water as multiple Bigg's Killer whale families start to show and explore the area. ... See MoreSee Less

Images from Naturalist Alison taken from the Western Prince II. Today we spotted Mouflon Sheep, Harbor Seals, Steller Sea Lions, Bald Eagles, Oystercatchers and Biggs Killer Whales.  We observed the T99s, a family of 4, mammal-eating Orca off the east side of Orcas Island. This time of year is an increasingly exciting time to be on the water as multiple Biggs Killer whale families start to show and explore the area.

Seattle, WA -- Mar 23, 2019

Gray whale feeding off Jetty Island, northern Puget Sound: REMINDER to PLEASE GO SLOW and KEEP 100 YARDS FROM GRAYS & all marine mammals, 200 yards from orcas. -08:21 - We have a whale hanging out by Jetty Island again this morning. I thought it was a grey whale but every once in a while it looks like a dorsal fin pops up out of the water so not sure if it is a grey whale after all. Could be a pectoral fin on a grey. Sandra Volkert-Honeycutt ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Mar 22, 2019

WOW!! It was WHALE SOUP out there today as we had at least 6-7 gray whales between Everett and Gedney Island and then one more on the way home!#22 Earhart, #49 Patch, #53 Little Patch, #185, #383 and possibly #2246 and another but too far to ID. Then, #44 Dubnuck was further south off Possession Point and we also stopped to get a quick look at some steller sea lions before heading in 😉 What a day 🌞🐋 ... See MoreSee Less

WOW!! It was WHALE SOUP out there today as we had at least 6-7 gray whales between Everett and Gedney Island and then one more on the way home!
#22 Earhart, #49 Patch, #53 Little Patch, #185, #383 and possibly #2246 and another but too far to ID. 
Then, #44 Dubnuck was further south off Possession Point and we also stopped to get a quick look at some steller sea lions before heading in ;) What a day 🌞🐋

Seattle, WA -- Mar 22, 2019

The Whale Flag is UP on the Western Prince II today!! That can only mean one thing, we are seeing whales!!! J pod showed up today after staying up north for an extended period of time. This flag is a signal to other boaters who are moving in the area to let them know whales are present and to slow down and proceed with caution. Thanks to our friend Jeanne for the photo! ... See MoreSee Less

The Whale Flag is UP on the Western Prince II today!! That can only mean one thing, we are seeing whales!!! J pod showed up today after staying up north for an extended period of time. This flag is a signal to other boaters who are moving in the area to let them know whales are present and to slow down and proceed with caution. Thanks to our friend Jeanne for the photo!

Seattle, WA -- Mar 22, 2019

First report of the day, a Possession Sound gray...10:12 - Looks like a gray whale mid channel at Mukilteo/Clinton ferry crossing headed south.Melissa Simmons, WS Ferries ... See MoreSee Less

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