Tuesday, November 10, 2015

CHUM FOR LUNCH BUNCH VISITS ALKI BEACH AND WEST SEATTLE AGAIN 11-10-15

You may all be getting a little tired of the same old story....Orcas visit Alki Beach and West Seattle again - 11-10-15.  Sorry.
Members of all three Southern Resident pods were present (J, K and L pod).  It appears that the three pods are spiliting up and traveling in mixed groups with some members of each pod traveling together.  The whales passed West Seattle Alki Beach early in the afternoon today to the delight of perhaps 100 or more whale watchers.  Usually the whales travel on the west side of the Sound in our area and binoculars are needed to view them but in the last five days they have come close to the Seattle side of the Sound and no need for binoculars.  The whales are on the Endangered Species List and were being followed by a research boat which collects data and also whale feces in an attempt of determine what the whales are eating.  The rough water today made feces collection impossible.....so no pictures...sorry.  Boat in the images is research pooper scooper boat.

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