My niece Aroon is up here and found this stranded orca several miles from here. In all the years I've lived here I've never heard or seen anything like this. I have to wonder if the 8.2 #Earthquake was to blame. NOAA is on its way to try to save it. #offgrid #Alaska Image
It looks like it's a juvenile and Aroon says there's no sign of its pod. People are pouring water on it. Unfortunately it's injured itself on the rocks trying to get off the beach. The good news is the tide is coming in. Image
Lovely people helping. Image
Great news! NOAA has confirmed that the stranded juvenile orca was floated by the tide, joined it's pod and appears to be doing okay. That's the latest from the people who are on the spot. Hopefully its injuries heal fast. #StrandedOrca #Alaska
The orca was floated by the tide at 3pm and swam around in a confused, meandering fashion but then got its bearing and caught up with its pod. My commercial fisherman brother said he listened on the marine radio as NOAA followed it and made sure it was doing well. Happy ending! Image
I have been so fortunate to live a life of adventure in the Alaskan wilderness since my parents towed our floathouse home out to remote cannery ruins when I was 9 years old. We lived isolated from all other people & learned so many amazing things.

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