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Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:54 PM

Killer whales trapped in Quebec sea ice [View all]

Source: AP

MONTREAL (AP) - A community in Quebec's Far North is calling for outside help to free about a dozen killer whales trapped under a vast stretch of sea ice.

Locals in Inukjuak said the mammals have gathered around a single hole in the ice - slightly bigger than a pickup truck - in a desperate bid to get oxygen.

Mayor Peter Inukpuk urged the Canadian government Wednesday to send an icebreaker as soon as possible to crack open the ice and help them find open water. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said it is sending officials to assess the situation.

"Fisheries and Oceans Canada is assessing the situation and are exploring every possible option, but will only be in a position to determine what - if anything - can be done once our specialists arrive on site," spokesman Frank Stanek said in a statement.

More at link including the fate of a polar bear who showed up to see what the brouhaha was all about...

Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20130110/DA3N16J83.html



More at link including the fate of a polar bear who showed up to see what the brouhaha was all about...

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