Dead orca observed in the Bering Strait region.
Observation: I have a report of a dead Killer Whale outside of the Wales area, the pictures are from Kyle Okpealuk who spotted it. They left the carcass alone. I just wanted to pass along since personally I've never seen a dead one in this area. Frank Johnson II, Project Administrator Bering Straits Regional Housing Authority,
Marine Advisory Program (MAP) Consult: Gay Sheffield, MAP agent in Nome writes, "on December 12, 2014: There was a dead floating killer whale reported near Diomede (S. side) on November 17th. The ID # for this report is STR-097-14. Could this be the one recently seen near Wales?" Source: Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks