We have whales here in Puget Sound and we get to see them from time to time. We have Gray Whales in the Spring on their migration north. There is a small group of a dozen or so that takes a detour into Puget Sound to feed. They eat shrimp from the sand right in front of the Briny Beach Cabin.
We also have Humpback and Fin whales in the sound.
Most common though are the Orcas, also called Killer Whales. In Puget Sound we have Resident Pods of Orcas that eat Salmon. We also have Transient Orca Pods that eat larger animals like Seals and have been known to go after Gray Whales.
If you visit the Northwest in the Spring or Summer be sure to take a whale watching trip. Seeing these animals in their natural environment is magical.