New pics added, courtesy Elston Hill (click images to see larger version/slideshow):
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