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Seattle, WA -- Nov 11, 2019

Orcas near Whidbey again today. Stop by the Whale Center or check our Orca Network Facebook page for updates! ... See MoreSee Less

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Seattle, WA -- Nov 12, 2019

Orcas in central Puget Sound: REMINDERS:- SLOW to under 7 knots at first sight of any whale.- STAY 300 yards parallel. KEEP 400 yards front/behind (Do not approach from behind or stop in front. See illustration in comments)- SEE #BeWhaleWise info & link in comments (including how/where to report violations)._________08:34 - Just saw a half dozen or so orcas heading south between Blake island and Alki. I’m on the Vashon route of the KC water taxi heading to work in Seattle.Cheryl Richmond-08:45 - Amy Carey realyed a report of orcas near Blake Island at 08:28 heading southbound. -08:46 - Donna with WS Ferries Ops called to relay earlier report: MV Kaleetan (Bremerton/Seattle) saw a pod 5-10 south of traffic lanes heading southbound. ___________—> KEEP COMMENTS to SIGHTINGS UPDATES ONLY <—Please include: Location; Time; # of orcas, any males (5 ft dorsal)?; Direction of travel. (Behaviors of orcas very much appreciated)#OrcaNetwork #WashingtonWhaleSightingNetwork #SouthernResidentKillerWhales #SouthernResidentOrcas #SalmonEatingTypeOrcas #SalishSea #PugetSound ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Nov 11, 2019

Whale hello there! Hope your week is off to a great start! ... See MoreSee Less

Whale hello there! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Seattle, WA -- Nov 11, 2019

Monday 11/11: Orcas currently northbound in northern Puget Sound. Presumed J pod until confirmed otherwise. PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW:- SLOW to under 7 knots at first sight of any whale.- STAY 300 yards parallel. KEEP 400 yards front/behind (Do not approach from behind or stop in front. See illustration in comments)- SEE #BeWhaleWise info & link in comments (including how/where to report violations).__________________08:45 - Orca off Apple Tree Point (Kingston) west side of channel. Sara Frey-08:45 - Orcas north bound in shipping lanes. Clipper with them. Viewed from North a Edmonds.Michelle Goll__________________—> KEEP COMMENTS to SIGHTINGS UPDATES ONLY <—Please include: Location; Time; # of orcas, any males (5 ft dorsal)?; Direction of travel. (Behaviors of orcas very much appreciated)#OrcaNetwork #WashingtonWhaleSightingNetwork #SouthernResidentKillerWhales #SouthernResidentOrcas #SalmonEatingTypeOrcas #SalishSea #PugetSound ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Nov 10, 2019

8:40 - Seeing Orcas NB between Kingston and Edmonds on the Clipper V. -Jason Mihok REMINDERS:- SLOW to under 7 knots at first sight of any whale.- STAY 300 yards parallel. KEEP 400 yards front/behind (Do not approach from behind or stop in front. See illustration in comments)- SEE #BeWhaleWise info & link in comments (including how/where to report violations).#OrcaNetwork #WashingtonWhaleSightingNetwork #SouthernResidentKillerWhales #SouthernResidentOrcas #SalmonEatingTypeOrcas ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Nov 9, 2019

8:50 - Pod sighted off the Fauntleroy ferry terminal heading south. -Mark Lemon REMINDERS:- SLOW to under 7 knots at first sight of any whale.- STAY 300 yards parallel. KEEP 400 yards front/behind (Do not approach from behind or stop in front. See illustration in comments)- SEE #BeWhaleWise info & link in comments (including how/where to report violations).#OrcaNetwork #WashingtonWhaleSightingNetwork #SouthernResidentKillerWhales #SouthernResidentOrcas #SalmonEatingTypeOrcas ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Nov 8, 2019

1:54 - Large group of Orcas crossed in front of the Bainbridge ferry about 15 min ago. At least 6 headed south and 2-3 headed north. Mid-channel. -Lauren Coates1:37 - ‎Orca off Eagle Harbor, South bound. - Neal McCullochREMINDERS- SLOW to under 7 knots at first sight of any whale.- STAY 300 yards parallel. KEEP 400 yards front/behind (Do not approach from behind or stop in front. See illustration in comments)- SEE #BeWhaleWise info & link in comments (including how/where to report violations).#OrcaNetwork #WashingtonWhaleSightingNetwork #SouthernResidentKillerWhales #SouthernResidentOrcas #SalmonEatingTypeOrcas ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Nov 8, 2019

Whale sightings are still going strong. Humpback Whales have been found everyday in the last week and we have had multiple sightings Orca Whales too. This is also the best time of the year to see Dall's Porpoises and Steller Sea Lions. We are running tours through November and offering a free hot chocolate for every guest in our warm up cabin on every trip. Join us! ... See MoreSee Less

Whale sightings are still going strong. Humpback Whales have been found everyday in the last week and we have had multiple sightings Orca Whales too. This is also the best time of the year to see Dalls Porpoises and Steller Sea Lions. We are running tours through November and offering a free hot chocolate for every guest in our warm up cabin on every trip. Join us!
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Seattle, WA -- Nov 6, 2019

Learn more about Langley's "Wishing Whale" bronze sculpture project and enjoy the photos below from Saturday's public fundraising launch, hosted by the Langley Whale Center for the Langley Arts Fund - this project is off to a swimmingly good start! ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Nov 5, 2019

From Maya's Legacy: J37 "Hy'shqa" breaching with a humpback whale in the background! We had members of all three pods foraging and socializing among dozens of humpback whales.This was reported to be in the Strait of Juan de Fuca south of Victoria this afternoon. No direction of travel was apparent. ... See MoreSee Less

From Mayas Legacy: J37 Hyshqa breaching with a humpback whale in the background! We had members of all three pods foraging and socializing among dozens of humpback whales.
This was reported to be in the Strait of Juan de Fuca south of Victoria this afternoon. No direction of travel was apparent.

Seattle, WA -- Nov 4, 2019

Riley Fee reports a Single gray whale off picnic point, meandering west at 3:40 pm. lots of birds and bait in area of whale. Anyone else see this whale?Picnic point is N of Lynnwood, if it continues headed west it might be visible from south Whidbey Island.BALEEN WHALES REMINDERS: - Please slow to under 7 knots at first sign of any whale. - Maintain minimum distance of 100 yards from baleen whales- SEE #BeWhaleWise info & link in comments (including how/where to report violations).#OrcaNetwork #WashingtonWhaleSightingNetwork ... See MoreSee Less

Seattle, WA -- Nov 4, 2019

November "Whale of the Month":This month's whale is a true whale of fall. First photographed in late 2013, MMZ0006 "Slalom" (CRC-15973) is often one of the last humpback whales to start his or her long migration south, typically staying in the Salish Sea through the end of November. Thanks to our friends at Happywhale, we know that Slalom spends the winter months in the warm-water breeding grounds off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Slalom has been observed using an unusual technique known as flick-feeding or kick-feeding during which the whale quickly kicks its powerful tail to stun or concentrate prey before turning around to take a big gulp. This seems to be a learned behavior and we're curious to see if other whales in the area pick up Slalom's quirky habit! 🍂🍁🐋 ... See MoreSee Less

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Seattle, WA -- Oct 31, 2019

All ready to give out candy at our Langley Whale Center for Spooktacular, 2:30-5:00 today! ... See MoreSee Less

All ready to give out candy at our Langley Whale Center for Spooktacular, 2:30-5:00 today!
Western Prince Whale Watching added 12 new photos.
Western Prince Whale Watching

Seattle, WA -- Oct 30, 2019

Images from the Western Prince II from Naturalist Elah. We had quite the day on the Western Prince! We headed north and were rewarded when Captain Michael spotted a group marine mammal feeding killer whales coming through Active Pass, one of the most beautiful spots in the area to encounter whales. The T123 family continued to head east, potentially picking off a little harbor seal along the way. We watched as the family of four headed back in the direction of our dock before peeling away to look for more wildlife. We spotted Steller Sea Lions and bald eagles along the way, not to mention enjoying the gorgeous fall landscape of the San Juan Islands and the Canadian Gulf Islands. ... See MoreSee Less

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