Saturday, July 30, 2016

PADDLE TO NISQUALLY CANOE JOURNEY VISITS ALKI - WEST SEATTLE 7-27-16

On July 27th 83 Tribal canoes from west coast native tribes landed at Alki Beach in West Seattle.  This year the annual Canoe Journey will have the Pow Wow hosted by the Nisqually tribe in South Puget Sound.  This is the first visit to Alki since 2012 and the most canoes I have ever seen at Alki.  The canoes departed Alki on 7-28 headed south to Tacoma and then Nisqually.  On departure from Alki a pod of Common Dolphins showed up......dolphins that are very rare in Puget Sound but have been sighted here since the start of July.  The dolphins have likely come north from California following anchovy that have moved north looking for cooler water during El Nino.  Dolphin images courtesy of David Hutchinson.












Common Dolphins - image David Hutchinson

Common Dolphins image David Hutchinson

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