Our sister site, My Ballard, has a photograph of what appears to be a small gray whale just to the west of the Ballard Locks. A reader saw it around noon on Wednesday, and sent in this photo. He said it was there for about 20 minutes and then disappeared.
No one at the Army Corps or Shilshole Marina had seen or heard about a whale in the area but it’s not out of the realm of possibility. A gray whale was seen near the Locks several years ago.