Stranded orca (IMAGE) University of California - Davis Caption This 18-year-old male southern resident killer whale, J34, was stranded near Sechelt, British Columbia on December 21, 2016. Postmortem examination suggested he died from trauma consistent with vessel strike. Credit Paul Cottrell, Fisheries and Oceans Canada Usage Restrictions Provide credit. License Licensed content 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.