"Dead Orca" turns out to be a live Sea Lion
The Herald got a flurry of reports from readers about a "Dead Orca" spotted off of Beach Drive SW near 64th SW. We dispatched a reporter to confirm the sighting and contacted Seal Sitters, the marine mammal organization who watch over that population here locally.
At first it seemed the report was accurate but then Robin Lindsey of Seal Sitters arrive and confirmed that it was in fact a Calfornia Sea Lion. "This is pretty much normal behavior for them. They put a fin up to regulate their temperature."