whale Section

PHOTOS: Another whale visits Burien – this time a Gray Whale off 3 Tree Point

PHOTOS: Another whale visits Burien – this time a Gray Whale off 3 Tree Point

The last time we reported on a whale visiting Burien, it wasn’t so pleasant (or heck, alive), but today (Thursday, June 6), another large whale dropped by – this Gray Whale, photographed off 3... [Read more]

Dead fin whale will be subject of ‘Science Seminar’ at Highline College Friday

Dead fin whale will be subject of ‘Science Seminar’ at Highline College Friday

The dead fin whale that washed on Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach April 13 will be the subject of a Science Seminar at Highline College Friday, April 26 at 2:20 p.m. (read our previous coverage here). “Did... [Read more]

UPDATE: Body of dead whale removed from Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday

UPDATE: Body of dead whale removed from Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday

At about 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon (April 16) workers from Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. pulled up to Seahurst Beach and began preparations to remove the body of the 65-foot fin whale…

FOLLOWUP/PHOTOS: Dead whale likely to be removed by end of week

FOLLOWUP/PHOTOS: Dead whale likely to be removed by end of week

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer The body of a fin whale that washed ashore on Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach will likely be removed by the end of this week, according to the city. As we first... [Read more]

FOLLOWUP/VIDEOS: Dead Fin Whale was ‘Apparent Victim of a Ship Strike’

FOLLOWUP/VIDEOS: Dead Fin Whale was ‘Apparent Victim of a Ship Strike’

The dead fin whale that washed ashore on Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Saturday was the “apparent victim of a ship strike,” according to experts at the Seal Sitters Marine Mammal Stranding Network and Cascadia Research…

PHOTOS: Body of Fin Whale Washes Up at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

PHOTOS: Body of Fin Whale Washes Up at Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

Saturday morning around 10 a.m., the body of a fin whale – perhaps as long as 70 feet – washed up on the beach at Seahurst Park in Burien. The deceased animal’s body ended up about 100 yards south of the Environmental Science Center…

PHOTOS: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

PHOTOS: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Saturday

BTB Reader Wayne Sykes sent us the following photos of a gray whale he spotted off Seahurst Park Beach on Saturday, April 16, 2011 (click on images to see larger version): Wayne says: Saw her rolling... [Read more]

PHOTO: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday Morning

PHOTO: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday Morning

Around 11:15am on Tuesday, March 1st, Burien Parks Director Michael LaFraniere sent out the following Tweet: Sources tell us a 40-ft long gray whale was spotted feeding about 10am this morning approx 100... [Read more]