New pics added, courtesy Elston Hill (click images to see larger version/slideshow): [caption id="attachment_78188" align="aligncenter" width="489"] Somewhere out there, in the water beyond this crowd of onlookers, were 50-60 Orca Whales who swam past Burien’s Three Tree Point Friday afternoon (Oct. 17).[/caption] [caption id="attachment_78187" align="aligncenter" width="490"] This Photographer told us that he could see large fins â€“ up to four feet high â€“ sticking out of the water, just to the right of the small NOAA boat, heading north.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_78186" align="aligncenter" width="490"] Like fans (groupies?) of a popular band, thousands of people follow Orcas (and other whales) fanatically throughout the Puget Sound area via the internet.[/caption] A large pod â€“ some say between 50-60 â€“ of Orca Whales swam past Burien’s Three Tree Point Friday afternoon, Oct. 17. And with it came a group of 8-10 whale watchers, who track the creatures via a website (and Facebook page) of the Orca Network. Many a fin was breached, often followed by “oohs” and “aahs” from the rapt audience. A media helicopter overhead caught the attention of many residents. Also seen near the pod was a small craft that apparently belongs to NOAA, which monitors the animals. Most of the onlookers however were alerted to the event from the Facebook page of the Orca Network: https://www.facebook.com/OrcaNetwork]]>
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