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    Beachcast killer whale calf found on St. Paul Island

    Beachcast killer whale calf on St. Paul Island, Alaska.

    A dead killer whale calf was found August 20, 2011 on the north coast of St. Paul Island by local resident Esther Baldwin. The beachcast orca was reported to the St. Paul Ecosystem Conservation Office Island Sentinel Program and the observation was recorded in the  BeringWatch database by Island Sentinel Paul Melovidov. The Identification was verified by members of the Scientific Advisory Board (see record below). The information for this stranding was also reported to the National Marine Fisheries Marine Service Mammal Stranding Program.The Identification was later verified by members of the Scientific Advisory Board (see database record below).

     

    Screenshot example of the BeringWatch database record for the stranded killer whale calf on St. Paul Island.

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