Stranded Orca (image) University of California - Davis Caption This killer whale was stranded off of California in 2005. Increased necropsies on stranded killer whales are helping scientists learn more about the species. Credit Jeff K. Jacobsen/Humboldt State University Usage Restrictions Provide credit. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.