UAS Students Assist with Killer Whale Necropsy

BY ANNELIESE MOLL
For the UAS Whalesong
On Thursday, November 13, a killer whale was reported to have stranded near Bridget Cove. Several UAS students (Taylor Stumpf, Apple Aldana, Jonna Vachal, Mathew Stevens, Esteban Rivas, Holly Kelchner) were quick to jump at the opportunity to assist with a necropsy early the following morning. After racing the tide, the whale was moved to the NOAA lab where further work was conducted. According to students who arrived while beach work was still being done, the whale was around 6-7 ft. and a newborn male.

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