Students dig up bones of buried killer whale

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 11:38am
Anchorage Daily News

Two years after a marine mammal observer on St. Paul Island buried a young killer whale that had washed up dead, students from St. Paul High School dug up the skeleton.

During the annual Bering Sea Days event earlier this month, Mike Etnier, a zooarchaeologist from Western Washington University, led the students through the excavation. The students removed almost every bone themselves, then numbered, tagged and bagged them.