WRITTEN BY: BIANCA PERLA
October 28th, brought many (members of all J,K and L pods) resident Orcas to Vashon's shores. At our best viewing point off Pt. Robinson we got 2 close passes by this large group as they were cavorting around sometimes within 20 feet of shore. This was the largest congregation seen in years with around 80 whales socializing together.
Harbor seals were popping up very close to shore looking a little nervous (even though these are the salmon eating Orcas) and we saw many salmon jumping out of the water as well (probably chum but hard to tell). It was an amazing sight.
Here is some not so polished video of the whales coming through on their second pass by Pt. Robinson around 3:45:
Check out the Vashon Nature Center webpage for more video and photos I ...read more