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November 13

UNIDENTIFIED ORCAS - Thu, Nov 13 - North Puget Sound/Saratoga Passage - 12:15 - Hearing reports of 4-5 orcas heading northbound up Saratoga Passage, went past Hat about 12:15. -Lori Christopher
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HUMPBACK WHALES - Fri, Nov 13 - Central Puget Sound - 14:52 - Marie Waterman, WSF Marine Ops, emailed at 14:52 to report: The WALLA WALLA reports 2 humpback whales SB in the NB traffic lanes off Edmonds.

November 12

Thu, Nov 12 - Puget Sound (Js and Ks) - ["At least one member from every matriline of K and J was seen." -Ariel Yseth]
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14:00-16:00 - From the Vashon to Tacoma ferry back and forth between 2 pm and 4 pm. -Jolena Tagg
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This is a sleeping line!!! We were on the ferry and I thought these looked like dorsals but also thought they were sticks. They weren't moving.. until they woke up from their nap as we got closer -Amber Stanfill
photos [K33 K12 ID: Ariel Yseth]
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16:45 - [SRKWs] I can see a couple from Al's in Olalla, northbound. -Kirsten Tucker
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16:09 - [SRKWs] At least three or four still on the very western part of Dalco Passage, possibly committing north to the west side of Vashon Island. -Glenn E. Johnson
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15:57 - 6 - 7 orcas at Piner Point (south end of Maury Island) heading north. -John Troup
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Orca
Sighting Time: Thu Nov 12 15:42 PST
Sighting Location (Lat/Lon): 47.33341,-122.50777
Number Sighted: 1
Submitted Comments: 4-6 or more off Pt. Defiance Park. -Zoe Hughes - Whale Alert App
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15:15 - A whole bunch crossing ferry lanes spread out east to west, headed wb.
15:08 - 5 or 6 females, one baby, one male. Milling. Super spread out E of ferry lane. Viewing from PT Defiance Marina.
14:51 - [SRKWs] Some stragglers heading east in Dalco, approaching ferry terminal. At least one male and a couple females. There's at least one baby with this group. -Ashley Whitman
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14:48 - Orcas coming back across from Owen Beach south end of Vashon Island heading east.
3:58pm pic taken from Owen Beach walkway across from Vashon Island to Tacoma Ferry Terminal. Amazing day you could hear the blows! -Cherie St.Ours
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15:46 - Heading north into Colvos.
14:39 - Drifting back towards Owen Beach.
14:20 - [SRKWs] Change direction several times, south of Colvos Passage. -Steve Fogard
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14:59 - Viewing from Owen Beach, they're heading east spread out, heading toward Browns Point or maybe into Commencement Bay.
14:12 - [SRKWs] Trailing group went behind ferry as it was pulling out from the dock. -Lucas Dambergs
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14:10 - [SRKWs] Group 1 spread around Dalco near Point Defiance, appear to be heading/trending towards the Narrows bridge. Group 2 grouped very close together approaching Vashon ferry directly offshore Vashon side. -Anika Blake
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13:50 - [SRKWs] Continuing South, along Owen Beach, W bound. 1:50 pm. -Callie Deegan
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13:43 - [SRKWs] Just about to pass ferry lanes between Ruston/Vashon, still southbound. -Rachael Blaurock
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13:36 - [SRKWs] Can see a group of 4-5 close to the Pt. Defiance Ferry. Headed west towards the ferry lanes. Mid channel. -Candace Gavin
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13:28 - [SRKWs] See a group mid channel off Point Ruston, passing pass Quartermaster Harbor. -Tim Candela
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16:25 - Scanned Dalco & East Passage & not finding them.. thinking they did choose Colvos. I think the group that went back up East Passage was K Pod, numbers looked about right, several adult males. Dalco group had Calves.
16:04 - Final frozen update from me.. I lost the eastbound group, presumably went up East Passage, others still milling in Dalco, fishing.
15:46 - East Passage group near southern buoy, some eastbound towards Browns Point, others northbound. Dalco Passage group still milling, off Sunrise Beach but mid channel, drifting northbound.
15:38 - Second group at east end of Maury trending north to East Channel. 1st group spread out through Dalco to entrance of Colvos.
15:35 - Have some milling at entrance to The Narrows.
15:20 - Direction change, they are back to westbound, spread all over Dalco. Had the ferry stopped again.
15:01 - Logging group have logged their way to east tip of Vashon approaching Quartermaster, everyone else has turned back towards East Passage. Large group passing us at Dune eastbound.
14:49 - Trailing group still logging, cuddling up against Vashon, adorable cuddle puddle, drifting east. Lead Group trending back towards Dune.
14:34 - Trailing group took a nap up against Vashon, watched them logging & drifting. They are awake and have turned back towards East Passage, passing ferry terminal on Vashon side, eastbound. Lead group is still at the Point proper area, entrance to Colvos, some spread north towards Colvos, milling direction changes. Enforcement present!
14:22 - Lots of action at the Point!
14:09 - From Dune I see a group heading south past the Point proper at Pt. Defiance, into the Narrows! Trailers crossing Vashon close to shore, Westbound.
14:04 - Lead group still milling, fishing, breaching around Dalco Passage, trending towards Gig Harbor & Narrows.
13:52 - From Dune, leaders in Dalco Passage trending towards the Narrows. They are spread out all across the passage.
13:46 - From Dune.. they are all over in front of Dune, passing all around the ferry right now. Westbound.
13:41 - Lead group spread out from Maury Island to the moored Containership, milling. Trending West.
13:23 - Westbound.
13:17 - From N.45th & Stevens .. seeing three bulls, maybe 10 total individuals, surfacing near the barge moving past S. tip of Maury Island, close to Vashon side, southbound. -Melissa Bird
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14:04 - VERY Close to shore, Vashon, just west of Quartermaster.
13:58 - Trailing group passing Quartermaster.
13:36 - Two groups in view now. Front group passing Quartermaster.
13:14 - Easy to see now with Glass. Lookers left of the tug from Point Ruston. Looks like A group is circled up.
13:08 - [SRKWs] Watching from above Point Ruston, small boat trailing them. They are out in front of the tugboat and barge in Commencement. -Ed Rickert
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12:38 [SRKWs] Just past Pt. Robinson. -Julia Bernard
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12:19 - [SRKWs] Group of 6 SB past Pt. Robinson and the Marine Park. -Jennifer Nichols
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[SRKWs] Both groups sb past PT Robinson moving fast. -Scott Medlin
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From Pt. Robinson, when they were headed south. One of the new calves. -Karen Fuller
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12:20 - Trailing group passed Pt. Robinson SB 12:20.
12:11 - [SRKWs] Just passed Pt. Robinson SB. -Steve Fogard
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Amazing day at Point Robinson. -Amber Stanfill
photos [J27 ID: GS]
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Still peachy J57 and Momma J35. -Kelly Burns Keenan
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What a morning at Point Robinson...my first time watching the whales there! So many people and love for the orcas! -Sue Larkin
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11:29 - Counting 5+ orcas just passing Maury Island now and more mid channel now.
11:24 - Orcas SB. Research boat trailing. Viewing from south side of 3Tree Point. Closer to east side of mid channel. -Sandhya Ballal
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12:21 - Trailers just passed point at 12:21 southbound.
12:10 - Leaders just passed Point Robinson southbound at 12:10.
10:59 - [SRKWs] Leaders near Three Tree and trailers just passed Dilworth at 10:59. -Amy Carey
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Here are the pictures from K's and J's east side Vashon Island pass yesterday, it was very heartwarming to see them as usual! It seemed like a rather subdued pass this time, didn't see too much foraging, mainly just leisurely steady southbound travel in two big loose groups with rests in between. Bouncy little J pod babes in the mix, so cute and bubbly, got lots of deep sighs of contentment from the crowd. They bring so much joy in their wake, I really hope somehow they can feel all the love radiating from here on the shore. The grouped up pics that are from far away are from Dilworth and the rest of them are from the point [Robinson]. -Marla Smith
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10:52 - [SRKWs] They are by Dolphin Point and Dilworth, at least it appears to be them by binoculars. Little south of the channel marker. -AaronLisa Moe
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10:40 - [SRKWs] Passing Vashon ferry terminal. East of Vashon and southbound, yes! -Shelly Short
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10:02 - [SRKWs] Friend walking dog on beach said she just sighted from Brace Point- near Vashon side south of towers. -Gina Cunningham
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11:00 - Wow! a large number (12-15) just came together in a tight resting group. Research boat trailing right behind. So beautiful. Still trending south.
10:44 - Still trending south. Seeing a tight group in front of Dilworth | Vashon Island. ["If they have maintained their configuration, these should be the trailers. The leaders are probably nearing Tramp Harbor/Point Robinson area..." -Michelle Savoie]
09:40 - [SRKWs] Still trending south. Viewing from Shorewood on the Sound, mainland. Many are in front of Blake Island, mid-channel. Very spread out. Lots of foraging behavior. -Shari Tarantino
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09:31 - South of Blake, four back to back breaches! At least 7-8 whales including two bulls. SB towards Vashon dock, viewing from Fauntleroy. -Pia VanHanen
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10:17 - Seeing them just off the shore south of the Vashon terminal. They don't seem to be moving south right now.
09:51 - Anyone on the ferry waiting to dock at Vashon is getting a show right now! Watching from Lincoln Park with binocs.
09:16 - [SRKWs] Spotted with binocs from Lowman Beach, north of Blake Island in ferry channel heading south. -Kim Sharpe Jones
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09:13 - Large group heading south, near Manchester north of Blake.
09:09 - [SRKW] Saw one dorsal fin off of the east side of Blake Island, heading south. Viewing from Beach Drive, near Weather Watch Park. -Logan Bowen
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09:16 - Passing Fauntleroy ferry 9:16 SB.
08:59 - Group is really spread out moving fast SB heading for Fauntleroy! Viewing from Manchester 8:59.
08:49 - [SRKWs] Watching from Manchester 8:49 passing Alki Lighthouse now. -Noelle Morris
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08:48 - [SRKWs] Viewing from country club, south BI, mid channel large group, SB. -Rachael Blaurock
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09:53 - The trailing group has about 10 animals tight…
09:31 - Whales were spread in multiple tight groups mid channel to west side. Most south of Vashon ferry lanes. I think some all the way to Dilworth. Moderate to fast travel.
09:11 - Sea State is picking up to Beaufort 4-5 down by Vashon, so may be difficult to pick up.
09:09 - One male is about 1/2 south west of Alki.
09:06 - Additional animals midchannel/east side between Alki and Blake Island breaching.
09:04 - Southern whales now approaching Vashon ferry terminal (they went on east side of Blake Island). Spread out in multiple small tight groups. Northern large group (~10) just south of Restoration Point.
08:20 - Whales are SOUTHBOUND! by Blake island to Yeomalt.
07:25 - I just caught a glimpse of KW of east side of Bainbridge around Skiff Point or fourth north as I was headed into Eagle Harbor. Only saw two surfacings so exact location not pinpointed, and no direction of travel, but I'd assume northbound. -Michelle Savoie
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BIGG'S/TRANSIENT ORCAS - Thu, Nov 12 - North Puget Sound - ~15:30 - We believe the pod was 5 in total with what looked to be a small calf. They passed by us just north of President Point in Kingston, WA around 3:30 yesterday, Nov 12. Pardon the quality, the light was poor and they were a good 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile away. -Tim Davis
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15:20 - Just saw 2-3 orcas including large male just south of Kingston ferry. On the west side heading south fast! -Lucy Falla
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UNIDENTIFIED ORCAS - Thu, Nov 12 - Central Puget Sound - 14:47 - Orcas spotted off in Shilshole Just now. 14:47. Southbound. At least three. -Barbara Gamrath
[Confirmed with Barbara, they did see three separate dorsal fins, so looks like another group of orcas was off Shilshole at some point. She is aware of the humpback being in the area. -alb]
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~14:15 - "Believe T137A? Have right and left saddle of the male. Just north of Kingston." - Sara Frey called to report seeing a large male orca at Kingston heading southbound on the west side of shipping lanes, booking south. While we were on the phone, she saw a total of at least 2, 5-6 orcas. Someone breaching. -Sara Frey
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UNIDENTIFIED CETACEANS - Thu, Nov 12 - Central Puget Sound - 15:25 - Two large blows off Carkeek. Observed just as I entered Eagle Harbor. Not sure of species or travel direction. Poor sighting conditions. Rain and lots of waves. FYI: my instincts on this are large whale/humpback. Tall columnar blow, but I'm not certain. -Michelle Savoie

November 11

Wed, Nov 11 - Puget Sound - 17:10 - They seem to be slowly headed northbound mid-channel, trending towards Alki Point. 5:10pm. Observed from same location pictured above. Hearing them is so soothing. No other sounds on the water! A peaceful evening!
17:03 - [SRKWs] Can't see much anymore but I can hear them just sort of milling around, blowing to the east of my location. A few pectoral slaps and random splashing earlier but they were too far away for me to tell. -Ron Sorrell
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16:54 - Along with many others. Seeing splashing. Closer to mainland.
16:47 - [SRKWs] Watching from Vashon ferry dock. Very spread out, north to south, mid channel. Northern group had some breaching and tail slapping recently. Beautiful calm evening. -Neil Emery
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16:33 - Still trending south. Spread out from east to west between Blake Island | Vashon Ferry terminal and the mainland (Shorewood on the Sound, private beach). -Shari Tarantino
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16:01 - One male here [SE of and close to Blake Island. -gs] -Jayce Lemmer
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16:00 - [SRKWs] Viewing from Lowman, fins in front of Southworth ferry terminal 4pm. -Mirte Postema
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16:33 - Large male mid channel east of Blake Island.
16:00 - [SRKWs] Can see one east of the barge. Visible from Dilworth through binocs. -Shelby Middling
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16:49 - Great visibility, whales whales everywhere and very spread out! Many groups traveling southbound on the east side of Vashon, far on the west side of channel. Stragglers now between Vashon and Blake. Viewing from Fauntleroy.
15:55 - Viewing from Constellation, one pod with at least one male still in front of Manchester by the large freighter, heading south. -Pia VanHanen
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15:53 - large male and a few females directly east of southworth ferry terminal. SB. -Ashley Whitman
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16:15 - Two just north of Vashon; 2-3 south tip of Blake now, SB slowly.
16:05 - Spotting 2 more just north of Tillicum Village heading SB.
15:56 - Very spread out- seeing 1-2 near Southworth ferry, with a few kayaks and a boat, and 1 far north of Blake toward Bainbridge Ferry, heading south slowly.
15:46 - [SRKWs] Spotting 2 or 3 at the south end of Blake headed south. Viewed from Emma Schmitz, they are closer to Blake [Island]. -Russ Mann
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15:36 - Seeing them across from Southworth ferry terminal. Closer to the Seattle side. -Claire Sprouts
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15:33 - [SRKWs] Seeing a few from Fauntlee Hills, going past Lincoln Park southbound, east of midchannel. -Mike Yov
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15:26 - South beach Bainbridge south end viewing orcas, seem closer to Seattle side, 3:25, research boat trailing very spread out, mid channel. -Noelle Morris
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15:10 - Solo male visible from Beach Dr. with binoculars. Southbound towards Blake Island. -Tim Peters
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14:43 - John Milller, WSF Marine Ops, emailed: Whales adjacent to SEA>BI Route. Vessel reports via 800MHz that they have come to a stop, due to orca crossing their path. Vessel reports an undetermined number of orcas all trending southbound in the SB traffic lanes adjacent to the SEA>BI route. Confirmed as Southern Residents by earlier tracking. Vessels on the route notified.
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14:38 - Another individual following. Fin distant but visible from Alki and 63rd. Much closer to Bainbridge.
14:33 - Male, I think, swimming south just passing stopped ferry. -Kathleen Fife
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14:31 - Watching from 60th and Spokane above Beach Drive. Looking WNW. Headed south towards Alki Point. -Douglas B. Greenswag
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13:56 - [SRKWs] From DT Seattle, many dorsal fins and a few breeches mid channel. Far away but viewable through good binocs. -Michael Hurley
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13:45 - Eyes on several between Manitou Beach, BI, and Magnolia. Southbound. -Rick Hatten
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14:15 - We are hanging out near Murden Cove, Bainbridge. Saw 2 female and two male.
13:32 - Orcas near yellow buoy off West Point.
13:30 - A couple of orcas, Bainbridge side, Skiff Point. photo - Pic taken mid channel NW of Shilshole. It was amazing to hear all the orcas surface (we turned our engines off). [J37 ID: GS/ALB] photo - "2:32 Murden Cove" [K33 Tika ID: Brittany Philbin] -Lisa Corona
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15:30 - Large male off Restoration Point still southbound. They are very widely spread north-south and east/west.
14:25 - Leaders are approaching Restoration Point, Bainbridge. With many more spread behind. Main group just north of Eagle Harbor. Southbound. Tactile social behavior (pink sea snake), breaches.
13:42 - Some approaching Yeomalt, midchannel, southbound.
13:29 - 2 males and others behind, breaching off yellow channel marker off West Point Discovery Park, mid channel to West side. Southbound. Viewing from Magnolia. -Michelle Savoie
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14:00 - Ok, I believe all groups have now passed Discovery Point spread out across to Kitsap side, looking towards Alki.
13:35-13:40 - Several small groups - male + female + a 1-2 others were near research boat from Shilshole, so they are spread out a lot.
13:20-13:26 - Tall male dorsal, sightline is Fay Bainbridge to West Seattle Bridge, 1:20-1:26.
13:23 - Blows out from Discovery Point.
13:15 - Eyes on, SB, heading to Shilshole, midchannelish, big splash. Viewing from Fay Bainbridge, 1:15. -Donna Green Van Renselaar
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13:00 - Passing Golden Gardens now, southbound. Research boat with them, I think. Close to Bainbridge.
12:34 - [SRKWs] Passing Carkeek southbound. -Emily Peterson
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14:36 - Lead whales are east of ferries.. research boat still following. Viewing from Rockaway Beach..ferry still stopped midchannel.
14:18 - Bainbridge to Seattle ferry just stopped..eastbound.
14:15 - Orcas crossing ferry lanes now.
12:30 - 6-8 orcas milling and foraging just south of Carkeek Park, midchannel. -Sue Larkin
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12:30 - [SRKWs] Off Richmond Beach. -Judy Malmgren
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~12:00-12:10 - Saw them from the Edmonds ferry just south of the Edmonds Marina. We also had a couple of orca on the north side of the ferry at one point traveling west. (About 12:00-12:10). I believe the 3-4 I saw near the boat were traveling south, mid-channel. -Suzanna Joor
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12:00 - [SRKWs] Large group spread out straight out from Richmond beach, mid Channel. -Julie Harris Martin
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12:56 - At Golden Gardens, large group southbound with what looks like NOAA boats. Mid channel.
11:53 - [SRKWs] Looking north from Richmond Beach - spotted a few southbound. -Lucy Gao
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11:44 - Confirmed J Pod here off of Edmonds! I see the J19 and J17 subgroups. They're moving pretty quickly south, around 6-7 knots. -Justine Buckmaster
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1123 - [SRKWs] At least two large males SB shipping lanes. Breaches. -Sara Frey
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11:19 - I've seen 3 so far approaching Edmonds Ferry Terminal. Heading south. East side of channel. -Carol Johnson DeRusha
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10:35 - Large group of orcas passing pilot point, close to the Kitsap side, heading south. -Austin Iles
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15:33 - The fast ferry seems to be sitting still and there are whales all around it.
15:31 - I can see whales from Manchester spread across the horizon. They're far off. 3:31.
13:06 - A couple of big males a little bit closer this side of main channel heading south. [viewing from Fay Bainbridge]
11:32 - The leaders have passed Edmonds Marina.
11:29 - There's a long line of whale scattered out north of Edmonds ferry dock heading south.
11:24 - Here comes more heading south just north of the sailboat between me and Edmonds ferry dock. Look like mid channel, maybe closer to Edmonds.
11:20 - Okay spoke too soon just spotted a lone male and possibly a second quite a bit behind, just north of the ferries. There are two ferries on the water. Heading south.
11:17 - I'm viewing from the hill just above the Kingston ferry, great view but I see nothing thinking they went north.
10:36 - They're a long way from here [Point No Point], and it's hard to tell. I think one group went south and two are still hanging around between here and north of Edmonds.
10:20 - My God there's whales everywhere. I see at least three groups scattered between...I wish I knew these landmarks all across the horizon looking east.
10:18 - They are heading south, just saw blows far off in the distance, probably off between Kingston and Edmonds about now.
10:14 - Large group of orcas just passed Point No Point, heading east. photo - From PNP - ["looks like maybe K35 Sonata, K22 Seiku, K20 Spock (left to right)" -Britt P.] -Jim Pasola
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09:35 - Orca pod, at least 12, headed south in Admiralty Inlet, just heading around the point toward Double Bluff. -Cathy Sparks
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09:40 - Passing south end Mutiny Bay, viewing from Limpet Lane, sb, booking fairly quickly. Spread both sides of channel.
09:30 - [SRKWs] Viewing from Robinson Beach. They are at mid Mutiny Bay, middish channel, sb. -Marilyn Armbruster
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09:42 - Large pod now veering eastward toward Possession Sound.
09:20 - 8-10 orca fins heading south off Mutiny Bay, midchannel. Thanks to a call from neighbor and ON Board member Dave Anderson.
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09:17 - Sara McDougall called to report seeing orcas, 2 females and one male, heading south out from Adams Road (just north of Mutiny Bay).
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09:07 - Dawn Ritter texted and reports seeing ~ 10-12 orcas just south of Bush Pt., headed south.
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09:06 - Jan Bell texted: She is seeing a group of orcas (6-7) just outside Bush Point rip. And a second group closer to shore.
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08:30 - Scott Veirs, Orcasound, received a text from Lon Brocklehurst reporting hearing orcas on Bush Point hydrophone (which he deployed and maintains through his company Labcore Systems, in partnership with the hydrophone host Orca Network) at 08:30. "Here's a recording of what Lon heard at Bush Point to start off this amazing day of coordinated hearing and sighting."
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HUMPBACK WHALES - Wed, Nov 11 - Haro Strait - 14:08-14:13 - 2 humpbacks seen off Edwards Point traveling southbound close together. The pair traveled slowly but surfaced and dipped under many times. At 14:13 the heaved up for a big dive, tail flukes up and disappeared. I didn't see them surface again. The underside of their flukes looked dark and one looked like it had white splatter across the top edge of its dorsal but they were too far out to catch any details. -Michelline Halliday, SJI
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14:00 - A tandem of humpbacks heading southwest off of landbank 1400. -Pat McEvoy
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Wed, Nov 11 - San Juan Islands - BCY0771 "Bump" and some amazing clouds! -Sara Hysong-Shimazu
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10:40 - Humpback just now rounding Turn Island heading to Cattle Pass. -Jerry Johnson
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Wed, Nov 11 - Puget Sound - 12:36 - Humpback mid channel 1236pm. He went under before we could get a picture. -Lisa Corona

November 10

Tue, Nov 10 - Strait of Georgia - 17:22 - SR's were southbound in the Strait of Georgia tonight. They were hugging the shore of Mayne Island, probably at East Point about now. -Rachelle Hayden
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16:15 - Js and Ks passed in the Strait of Georgia at 415pm today from Active Pass toward Saturna, off Mayne Island. It was an awesome sight all in the sunset light. Two humpbacks passed in opposite direction at the same time, further back, fluking regularly. -Yves Tiberghien, Mayne Island
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BIGG'S/TRANSIENT ORCAS - Tue, Nov 10 - Haro Strait - 10:04-10:30 - 2 orcas, T049A1(2001) and his younger brother T049A2 (2007), were seen traveling side by side very slowly southbound at Edwards Point, SJI. Never more than a few yards apart they "buddy-dove" and surfaced at the same time remaining close while changing direction. At 10:18 they headed north milling at Edwards Point, slowly diving for long periods until out of sight at 10:30. -Michelline Halliday, SJI
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09:32 - Male and female orca seen north of land bank headed south. -Cassie Barclay
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07:56 - Two orcas headed south on Westside of San Juan Island. Should be hitting county park soon. One male. Sighted at 7:56 am very close to shore by Mitchell Bay. …they were spending a lot of time underwater. I assume Transients. -Mae Cannon
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ORCAS/HUMPBACK WHALES - Tue, Nov 10 - Strait of Georgia - 16:15 - Js and Ks passed in the Strait of Georgia at 415pm today from Active Pass toward Saturna, off Mayne Island. It was an awesome sight all in the sunset light. Two humpbacks passed in oppose direction at the same time, further back, fluking regularly. In general, humpbacks have been coming to the Strait every 2-3 days at the moment. Very abundant. -Yves Tiberghien, Mayne Island

November 9

Mon, Nov 9 - Active Pass - J pod, possibly K's as well, went north in Active Pass this morning at 7:00am. -Rachelle Hayden

November 8

Sun, Nov 8 - Haro Strait - 21:24 - J pod calls pretty loud....and some weird screeching like calls.
21:00 - [SRKW] Hearing some very faint whistles over loud boat noise. -Michelle Savoie
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22:10 - Echolocation clicks and few calls.
18:34 - So far K pod calls.
18:30 - Faint calls on Lime Kiln hydrophone. Members of J and K pod seen today near Race Rocks Ecological Reserve. -Valérie B Messier
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BIGG'S/TRANSIENT ORCAS - Sun, Nov 8 - Haro Strait - [T46B1B photo] was taken Sunday. -Sean Trew
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Sun, Nov 8 - San Juan Islands - 12:30-13:30 - Location: Orcas Island ferry terminal and surrounding area. # of whales: 2 (1 male, 1 female). I was on the Anacortes --> Orcas Island ferry yesterday. Around 1230, as we neared the ferry terminal, it stopped and the captain alerted us of a "bull adult orca" off of the front. I sprinted with my camera to the front of the boat. I caught sight of the bull and, a few minutes later, spotted a second orca. It looked female judging by its size and dorsal fin. The whales played in front of the ferry and eventually moved behind it. The captain was Whale Wise, and did a good job of maintaining distance from the whales. We were able to disembark and spent ~30 minutes viewing the whales from shore. They presumably moved west into the San Juan Channel and we lost sight of them. -Zack DiMarco
[T49A1, and other whale per Sara Hysong-Shimazu: "Pretty sure based on everything I've seen it's 49A2."]
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12:00 - Donna Sanders, WSF Marine Ops, emailed at noon to report: CHELAN Master reports 2 orca milling around near ORCAS island. Due to ORCA the vessel will be delayed.
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13:27 - Report from the water that they're still in Wasp Passage.
11:25 - Heading west in Harney Channel (north side of Shaw). ~08:30 - Secondhand report of orcas northbound in Eastsound on Orcas Island about an hour ago. (~8:30) - Likely some of those Ts that were around yesterday! -Monika Wieland Shields, Orca Behavior Institute

November 7

Sat, Nov 7 - Haro Strait - 20:05 - All told--T36, T36Bs, T46Bs, T46B1s, T99s, T123s, and T137s (T137A was in there, looking through photos now about the others). -Sara Hysong-Shimazu
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14:05 text from Val Veirs at Orcasound Lab (500m south of Smuggler's Cove): "8-10 orca close together and close to shore passed northbound about 13:30. I heard no vocals on Orcasound. -Scott Veirs, Orcasound
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13:58 - North from Lime Kiln.
13:35 - On a kill at Deadman's Bay.
13:15 - T99s approaching Lime Kiln, northbound. ---The uncommon sight of a Bigg's killer whale in the kelp off Lime Kiln Point State Park (usually it's the Southern Residents that are known for coming close to shore here.) This photo of T99 Bella was taken this afternoon as she and her family made their way north up Haro Strait. -Monika Wieland Shields, Orca Behavior Institute
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HUMPBACK WHALES - 16:30 - I saw a humpback headed south, north of Discovery Island. Viewed from SJCP while watching a beautiful sunset. -Michelle Savoie

November 6

Fri, Nov 6 - Strait of Juan de Fuca - T123 near Constance Bank on the afternoon of November 6th. -Mark Malleson
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T046B1B "T'luk" feeding near Constance Bank on the afternoon of November 6th. -Mark Malleson
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T046B1, T046B1B and T123A prey sharing near Constance Bank on the afternoon of November 6th. -Mark Malleson
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HUMPBACK WHALES - Fri, Nov 6 - Central Puget Sound - 12:35 - Janine Harles called to report seeing large whale, she's pretty sure a humpback. Seeing a lot of blows (sometimes looks like maybe two whales) out from Point Wells, Woodway. Blows getting closer so thinks whale is trending/heading northbound towards where she is in Edmonds (Marina Beach).
12:31 - Humpback or gray between Point Jefferson and Point Wells...seeing blows from Marina Beach. -Janine Harles
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Fri, Nov 6 - Haro Strait - ~16:00 - [humpback] Giles and I were walking pups at Mt. Finnlayson and could see his exhales from a distance (as big as geysers) near Granny's Cove, northbound around 4:00pm. -Lodie Laurieanne Gilbert Budwill
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13:44 - Back down island. Turned at Pile Pt.
13:32 - False Bay now.
12:47 - It is Two Spot. Eagle Pt., going down island. -Jeff Friedman, Maya's Legacy Whale Watching
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11:35 - Several short dives by same whale or more than one. Now near shore, Eagle Cove, still heading north.
11:30 - Now in front of Golden Point going north. Seen from Granny's [Cove]. Maybe same or two? -Karin Roemers-Keven
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09:20 - Humpback very close to shore. Just passed Eagle Point ...San Juan Island. Heading North. -Chris Wilson
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GRAY WHALES - Fri, Nov 6 - Northern Saratoga Passage - 17:20 - I'm excited to report that Gray 2261 has not left the building after all! I haven't seen it for almost two weeks, but it popped up at 5:20pm tonight (11/6/20) just as the sun was setting, heading southbound past Mariners Cove, fairly close to shore. It appeared to be moving pretty slowly, and feeding (waving) at the mudflats just south of here. The attached photo is really grainy because it was so dark, but 2261 popped its head up as it passed me, so we got a good look at each other before I ran to get a camera - lol. Looks like I'm going to be on whale alert again for a while! Woohoo!!! -Marianne Parry

November 5

HUMPBACK WHALES - Thu, Nov 5 - San Juan Islands - ~10:00 - [humpback] Today, November 5, 2020, at around 10 AM just outside the San Juan Channel near the SW corner of Lopez Island we saw at least one whale, possibly two, in the picture attached. What kind of whale? We are from Austin Texas and just recently bought a boat in the area so this was our first ever whale sighting. It was super exciting! Thank you! (added: All the images we sent were of the same whale just at different times. Unfortunately, no fluke images. I feel like I saw another whale before this one but didn't really see and not captured on camera. The whale was heading West and we were heading East. Quick stop to take pics and then we both went our separate ways. We can send you the original photos if you like. We were taking the images with a 70mm lens cropped in so it looks like we were much closer than we were. Definitely kept our distance.) -Sally Bradley
[I was thinking the dorsal was a match to images we have of a whale known as Two Spot. He's been around the islands lately and was in Haro Strait on the 4th and 6th. I just checked with Capt/naturalist Sara Hysong-Shimazu who was out with him this week and has current dorsal images showing some of the marks the older photos didn't, she confirmed this is Two Spot! -Alisa Lemire Brooks, Orca Network]
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GRAY WHALES - Thu, Nov 5 - South Puget Sound - 12:30 - [gray] Just now. It hung out at Cooper Point with about 2 dozen sea lions and then crossed all the way to my side of Eld Inlet and surfaced right at my bank/float. It continued north, near shore, heading toward Hunter Point. I have since lost sight.
11:15 - Second hand report of a "large" whale heading south passed B Harbor lighthouse into Budd Inlet. I have not yet seen it looking across the inlets in the rain. Jessie knows. -Kim Merriman
[confirmed same whale as Ruston (2nd) and Day Island (3rd) -alb]

November 4

Wed, Nov 4 - Central Puget Sound (J pod) - 21:33 - There was only one detection reported by humans and it was quite a bit later: 21:33 at Bush Point. At the time, there were 4 folks listening to Bush Point. Interestingly there were no subsequent detections at Port Townsend, so I'm wondering if they snuck out on the north shore of Admiralty, or may have doubled back at some point... Scott Veirs, Orcasound
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19:36 - SRKWs on Bush Point hydrophone! -Brittany Philbin
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13:39 - [J pod] Got to see 'em from Sunset Park in Ballard a few minutes ago. Thanks for all you do Orca Network! Such a perfect day to look at whales. -Kevin Campion
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14:00 - 3 more surfacings, all NB, nearing due west from Richmond Beach, east side of Sound.
13:38 - [J pod] Watching to SW from Richmond Beach, male northbound mid-Sound on east side of shipping lanes. -Scott Veirs
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12:35 - Black fins heading south from Edmonds ferry. Too far to see 12:35. Viewing from Edmonds ferry terminal. (update: I know this is old now, but I only saw 1-2 spouts (looked too small to be humpback) and black fins which appeared to be orca. I couldn't stay with them long but they were just south of the terminal between the terminal and the pier in Edmonds. I can't speak to where they headed or if they stalled/changed direction.) -Karen Sziel
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12:25 - All had passed Magnolia as of 1225. Steady northbound, midchannel to just east of it. Somewhat spread. Viewing conditions poor.
1201 - [J pod] Leaders have passed Eagle Harbor slightly east of midchannel. Very spread and long down times for leaders. Viewing from Magnolia. -Michelle Savoie
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11:46 - [J pod] From Constellation Park at 11:46 am, Restoration Point in background. -Robin Sinner
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11:35 - [J pod] Several NB from Me Kwa Mooks. -MaryJean Moretti Mariano
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11:24 - Lowman, passing south end of Bainbridge, NB.
11:23 - [J pod] From Logan Beach, see them heading north past south end of the, spread out small group, northbound. -Trileigh Tucker
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11:11 - [J pod] Lincoln Park, northbound. -Rhonda Price
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11:32 - [J pod] Just saw two fin splashes a little south and east of Vashon ferry terminal. -Russ Mann
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10:44 - [J pod] Group is still trending north, closer to the mainland side, and are heading towards the Fauntleroy Ferry terminal. Milling and feeding activity, cartwheels and breaches. -Shari Tarantino
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13:28 - I was doing other tasks then looked up to see another group just now passing by out from green buoy off Meadow Pt., Golden Gardens (similar location to 13:07 group). Includes two bulls. Slow steady northbound travel about 1 mile offshore.
13:07 - At least two females/juvie males approaching Meadow Point outside green buoy (~gps added: 47.696864, -122.418684), others offshore spread still in 1-3s to mid channel. Maybe slowing pace but still NB.
13:00 - Seeing J pod fins in choppy seas off Shilshole/ Golden Gardens. Spread mid to east side of channel (~gps added: 47.690599, -122.418131). Steady northbound. From Shilshole/Golden Gardens.
11:49 - J pod is spread out across channel, leaders north side Alki, sightline Eagle Harbor, steady northbound with some lunging and porpoising. (added: prior to this post watched them from south side spread from mid channel to east of. One male leading was close in as he passed the point, moving offshore as he headed north. Others were spread as described. The porpoising continued for several minutes. A trailing male also passed the point closer in). From Alki Point, both sides.
11:25 - A couple males are separate, one leading now out from Me-Kwa-Mooks Park, with another trailing SE of him. Other group including wee one just north of the park all heading towards Alki Point. From Me-Kwa-Mooks Park.
11:10 - Js have moved more offshore, but are still east of mid channel. Many have grouped up now out from Lowman Beach Park (~gps added: 47.534584, -122.418638). Some spy hops, tail lobs while steady northbound.
11:00 - J pod leaders approaching Lowman Beach Park on the WS side. Others trailing in line behind all steady northbound. From Lowman Beach Park.
10:40 - J pod just on south side of Fauntleroy ferry dock, close to West Seattle shores, heading steady northbound. From southern end Lincoln Park. -Alisa Lemire Brooks, Orca Network
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09:49 - Update: Looks like everyone has turned north, but vis isn't great on the south side of the point, and I can't confirm a split.
09:47 - [J pod] Watching from North side Three Tree Point, Burien. Milling non-directionally to trending NB/west. A larger resting group with others spread out north and west. -Christina Van Wolbeck Fenerty
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10:00 - Heading NB toward Vashon Ferry terminal. Very spread with 5 or 6 tightly grouped.
09:15 - Slowly SB near Dilworth. Viewing from Seahurst, south of Eagle Landing Park. -Cindy Eckes Waddington
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0907 - [J pod] About to pass Dilworth, but much closer to the mainland side, steady playful southbound travel in loose groups. -Marla Smith
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08:25 - Still spread out but traveling southbound, passing through Fauntleroy Ferry lanes @ 08:25. Confirmed Southern Residents. J38 photographed.-Brittany Philbin
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8:01: We needed this! Definitely residents, 4-5 incl. one bull, very spread out, slow SB, now in the Fauntleroy ferry lanes, right in front of the stopped ferry! Mid-channel. -Pia VanHanen
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07:20 - Orca. In Puget Sound southbound between Blake Island and West Seattle. 0720. At least 5. -Burt Miller, WSF
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07:10 - Marie Waterman, WSF Marine Ops, emailed: The CHIMACUM just reports 2 orcas SB off T Buoy. [between S Bainbridge and Alki]
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UNIDENTIFIED ORCAS - Wed, Nov 4 - San Juan Islands - 12:47 - Marie Waterman, WSF Marine Ops, emailed report: SAMISH reports a couple of orca EB in Harney Channel. They dove down and he lost sight of them.
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HUMPBACK WHALES - Wed, Nov 4 - San Juan Islands - 13:50 - Turned back down island at Pile Pt.
13:14 - MMZ0013 Two Spot. -Jeff Friedman, Maya's Legacy Whale Watching
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12:34 - At least one humpback northbound just offshore of South Beach, she's not in the picture but this is the area that she is. -Cassie Barclay
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CS631/CRC16017/MMZ0013 "Two Spot". -Cindy Hansen, Orca Network

November 3

Tue, Nov 3 - Puget Sound (J pod) - 17:04 - Just received a call from Danielle Cole who lives on Bainbridge Island. She was watching at least 5 orcas (2 larger, followed by medium & smaller whales) heading southbound in southbound shipping lanes on Kitsap side across from Shilshole Marina. Saw some spyhopping, etc. Conditions super choppy. Fishing boats (seiners) are out today.
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15:50 - John Boyd reported at 3:50 Js on Bush Pt. hydrophone!
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14:45 - First time reporters here. We were very excited to spot a small pod just offshore headed SB, Nov. 3, 14:45, Between Kingston - Seattle fast ferry and shore, estimated 200 yards out. One male, 2-3 smaller. Very rough, with numerous whitecaps. We just moved here. Time to set up a camera! -Cheers, Rick Butzberger
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~13:00 - Haven't seen anything since about 1pm. Tough viewing conditions.
12:44 - From north Edmonds looking toward PNP, saw big breach.
12:10 - Can confirm J38. (was at sunset Ave. a friend further north got a photo of cookie)
11:20 - Ariel Yseth can confirm seeing orcas N of Edmonds/S of South Whidbey, milling.
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BIGG'S/TRANSIENT ORCAS - Tue, Nov 3 - Strait of Georgia - Here are a few more from Nov 3 with humpbacks breaching in the Strait of Georgia off Mayne, and orcas passing by at the same time. -Yves Tiberghien
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HUMPBACK WHALES - Tue, Nov 3 - Haro Strait - 21:50 - [humpback] Sounds like he made it to LK hydros 9:50pm. -Tamara Kelley-Woods
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20:00 - Election night humpback calls at Orcasound Lab. For about a half hour starting around 20:00 this evening (Tues, 3 Nov 2020), humpback calls were recorded at Orcasound Lab, just south of Roche Harbor in Haro Strait. Humpbacks have been sighted along the west side of San Juan Island increasingly in recent weeks, as well as in the Strait of Juan de Fuca (e.g. off Sooke, BC). http://www.orcasound.net/2020/11/04/scottveirs/?fbclid=IwAR0bO8Sune01CJ7mBnxq0QaU-OYy6Xj0b8XQ84tTKtWzwY2nf1kbcWsNfO8 -Scott Veirs, Orcasound
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Tue, Nov 3 - Strait of Georgia - Here are a few more from Nov 3 with humpbacks breaching in the Strait of Georgia off Mayne, and orcas passing by at the same time. -Yves Tiberghien, Mayne Island
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GRAY WHALES - Tue, Nov 3 - South Puget Sound - 13:30-13:45 - …from our beach on Day Island between about 1:30 and 1:45 before the grey whale moved on, southbound, towards the Fox Island Pier/Chambers Bay area. -Karen Caldwell
["I can confirm this whale is a match to the gray whale off Ruston yesterday. We appreciate the reports and images and will forward to Cascadia Research." -Alisa Lemire Brooks, Orca Network]
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"video of the grey whale that has been hanging around the south Sound the past few days. I captured this off of our beach on Day Island as he was finally leaving, southbound, after feeding fairly close to shore for about 20 minutes, back and forth. video - https://www.facebook.com/OrcaNetwork/posts/10164706514065601
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12:45 - Single small baleen whale in the south sound right now. Passed under the Narrows around noon, feeding off Day Island at 12:45. No dorsal, maybe a grey? -Andrew Malinak

November 2

Mon, Nov 2 - North Puget Sound/Admiralty Inlet (J pod) - Here's a blog post with the recording and a bit of analysis. -Scott Veirs, Orcasound
http://www.orcasound.net/2020/11/03/listeners-detect-j-pods-third-fall-visit-to-puget-sound/?fbclid=IwAR3yEYfkDcGxT4zDoxYu2mGuNQ3m1FMZbQrq2C3y-9dd5p_rfUeqD9ys00E
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17:00 - Sunset whales in fading light between Foulweather Bluff and yellow marker east of Foulweather Bluff.
16:50 - Orcas heading south. Mutiny Bay as seen from Shore Meadows. Some tail slaps and breaching. Not sure if trailers or leaders yet. Mid channelish. -Sandra Pollard
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16:27 - Carla Bradshaw (Susan & Howie's neighbor) called to report seeing the orcas as a result of their text. They are out on the bluff. First, they saw 2 individuals traveling south from Bush Pt. Road. They observed a lot of frolicking, estimate at least 7 individuals, but not all together; 3 traveling south fast. Now two groups of 2-3 right in front of us mid channel traveling south.
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15:58 - [J pod] Unknown number of orcas out from Bush Point headed south. Right Now. -Paula Flores
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16:15 - The first orca I saw was at 4:15, really close to Whidbey side (about 1 mile south of Bush Pt.). By the time I got down to look from the top of the bluff they had moved further out… They seemed really spread out and were moving south mid-channel, by 4:45 they were past Foulweather Bluff and some to between Skunk Bay/Mutiny bay. Saw one directional change and heard lots of tail lobs so doing some foraging, but seemed to be traveling rather quickly and with purpose southward. Heard what sounded like a breach while listening to them on the hydrophone.
~ 15:40 - Southern Resident calls getting louder, first heard a few minutes ago, around 3:40 pm! J pod calls confirmed. Just so wonderful to hear them on the Hps, and again hear them breathing and lob tailing as they passed by, even though they were hard to see in the distance and low light. -Susan Berta, Orca Network
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UNIDENTIFIED ORCAS - Mon, Nov 2 - Orca
Sighting Time: Mon Nov 2 10:40 PST
Sighting Location (Lat/Lon): 47.15895,-122.86293
Number Sighted: 5. -Mary Rise (or Rose?) - Whale Alert App
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HUMPBACK WHALES - Mon, Nov 2 - Haro Strait - 11:20 - We saw at least 5 more humpbacks this morning. 2 headed north and three (maybe 4) headed south towards Lime Kiln.
08:38 - Headed that way [Lime Kiln]. I'd guess off SJ Park now. Looks to 3+.
08:14 - 2 humpbacks in Haro. Off Mitchell Bay heading south. About 1 mile off. 2 more further north approaching Henry heading north. -Peter Van Deventer
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09:05 - Just saw a big breach on the camera!
07:17 - [humpback] Found it on the Lime Kiln camera at 7:17 AM headed south. [video confirmed] -Fred Horn
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~06:50 - Humpback headed south from San Juan County Park around 6:50am Monday. Not much further out than the little island. -Elliot Burch
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GRAY WHALES - Mon, Nov 2 - Central Puget Sound - 17:25 - Maija Holsten, WSF Marine Ops, emailed report: Grey whale. CS Agent received a report from a customer of a grey whale near the PT DEF dock. [Point Defiance, Tacoma]
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~17:15 - Gray whale swimming WSW, close to shore, from Ruston Way, past Dune Peninsula Park, heading toward Owen Beach at Pt. Defiance at approximately 5:15 p.m. -Anna McCarter
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16:30 - Grey whale this evening around 4:30 about 50 yards off of Point Ruston moving west. -Rick Scott
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14:30 - I also saw the grey from John's sighting, went to Point Ruston at 2:30 and was able to enjoy seeing him for about an hour as he went east into Commencement Bay. -Cherie St.Ours
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Here are some photos of the Grey that is hanging out by Ruston. We were there over 2 hours and he/she circled the one area. It was an awesome experience to share with my kids! -Alana Ward
["I just finished taking through the full catalog and no match." -Alie Perez, Cascadia Research]
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13:45 - We left a few minutes ago, but he was still there. He doesn't appear to be leaving anytime soon. He is right down the stairs at the playground.
11:44 - Still here; I've been here well over an hour and hasn't moved much from the shore.
11:00 - 1 small Grey? At Point Ruston playground. 50 ft. off shore. -John Ward
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11:50 - Gray whale hanging out near Tacoma shore Point Ruston. [secondhand report from 11:50am 11/2]. -Ed Rickert
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10:48 - [gray] Hello, I would like to report a whale sighting. A juvenile or baby humpback without a mother is swimming around the same spot in front of Point Ruston in Tacoma. Has been 15 minutes now. -Maya Kocian
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~10:00-15:00 - I would like to report a sighting of a gray whale seen on Nov. 2, 2020!! He/she was very, very close to shore along the Point Ruston, Tacoma area. He looked to be small and just stayed for a long time-first seen around 10:00 AM and remained until 3:00 PM at which time I had to leave. Thank you! -Sue Duncan
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~10:00 - [gray] Approx. 10am this morning in Commencement Bay, heading east towards Dukes. We saw it right outside the Copperline Condos. Didn't seem to be moving too quickly. We watched for about 20 min. and they didn't move far. -Adam Kebeck
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09:30-17:00+ - Yesterday, Nov 2, 2020, there was a gray whale in the Point Ruston area. First seen at 9:30 a.m., it continued in the area until after 5 p.m. It moved between the plaza in Point Ruston, to along the playground area, and a bit beyond, often only 10 to 20 yards from shore. -Wayne Lattuca

November 1

BIGG'S TRANSIENT ORCAS/HUMPBACK WHALES - Sun, Nov 1 - Strait of Juan de Fuca - 11:46-15:06 - Center for Whale Research Encounter #59: "… The humpback had been observed earlier to the east while T049C was feeding, but it appeared that the curiosity got the better of it, and it came to check him out. The pair circled around one another for ~10 minutes before T049C proceeded westward, and Mike 1 ended the encounter at 1506 (48 17.6/123 21.6)." [See CWR Encounter #59 - https://www.whaleresearch.com/2020-59 - for full encounter summary and more photos] -Mark Malleson
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Sun, Nov 1 - Haro Strait - 10:00 - Actually two humpbacks. One large and one small.
09:45 - I assume it's the same whale now off of D'Arcy Island and heading north. Choppy water…clearly visible by eyes and binoculars. -Mae Cannon
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08:39 - Looks like a Humpback, just south of county park, heading south. -Isabelle Martin
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GRAY WHALES - Sun, Nov 1 - Northern Saratoga Passage - ~12:00 - We were kayaking one last time for the season yesterday [Nov. 1] around noon and were surprised to see a Gray whale pop up near Polnell Point in Oak Harbor, WA. When we first saw it, he/she was mid-channel between Whidbey and Camano Island. It then veered toward Polnell Point and headed into Crescent Harbor. It did not feed in our cove as they typically do. I know that our cell phone images are not great, but if you zoom in, you may see identifying marks/spots near the blow hole. Thanks and be well! -Greg & Terra Parham, Oak Harbor, WA
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Sun, Nov 1 - Central Puget Sound - We saw a gray in the middle of Colvos Pass coming back from Sunrise Beach yesterday! We were passing another boat off to our port (we were in the middle of the channel) when all of a sudden, we saw a spout and its back roll right in front of them. Thankfully, the skipper in that boat also saw it and immediately cut power and made a 90 deg turn to starboard. We also immediately cut our power and then waited. We both sat and watched until it surfaced again about 100 yds away! Phfew! Goes to show, you can never be complacent driving a boat in the sound!!" There was a guy in a kayak trying to keep up with him. He actually paddled over to us after he saw us avert and asked us if we "saw a gray whale?" We told him we did and that he was moving south along the shoreline. He then paddled in that direction and most likely saw it when it came up about 100 yds in front of him. Other than the very brief sighting of its back, no other good view and nothing with a camera in hand. -Dave Hanson
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MINKE WHALES - Sun, Nov 1 - Admiralty Inlet - 13:30 - Single Minke sighted November 1, 2020, 1:30pm, 0.5nm east of Point Hudson, Port Townsend Bay. Two risings noted between our sailboat and the point. -Patti Hoyecki
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Sun, Nov 1 - Haro Strait - 07:00-07:30 - Lone Minke whale sighting at Westside Preserve (Landbank) yesterday (Sunday) morning at 7:00am. Milling around, slowly moving south, lost sight of it at 7:30am. -Carmen Wolflisberg
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UNIDENTIFIED BALEEN WHALES - Sun, Nov 1 - Central Puget Sound - 16:48 - Two humpback (?) currently mid-channel off Richmond Beach Park (sunlit blows in the distance). -Denise Joines


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