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Killer whales trapped by ice in Hudsonís Bay (Blame Al Gore)
Toronto Star ^ | 2013-01-09 | Toronto Star

Posted on 01/09/2013 8:55:59 AM PST by jerod

A pod of killer whales appears to be trapped in a small pool of water surrounded by ice in Hudson’s Bay.

In a number of videos shot by local residents near Inukjuak, Que., the whales are seen taking turns continuously coming up for air.

The first video was posted on Tuesday on Facebook by local residents to try to get the attention of authorities to help the whales who appear to be in distress.

It is believed the orcas became stranded on Monday and are still there.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: killerwhale; killerwhales; orca; orcas
I guess these whales were watching too many Al Gore armageddon videos and became convinced that Global Warming had arrived... Not yet poor whales, not yet.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 8:56:04 AM PST by jerod
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To: jerod

That recent movie about how the last trapped whales were saved bombed at the box office so I guess everyone is just going to let these whales drown.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 8:58:39 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: jerod

Who are you gonna believe, Al Gore or a bunch of dumb whales?


3 posted on 01/09/2013 9:00:11 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: jerod
We can all do our part.

Dash to the hardware store and buy all the incandescent bulbs that you can carry, and changeout with your CFLs...

Reverse global cooling...before it's too late for the whales!

4 posted on 01/09/2013 9:01:11 AM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: jerod

Based on the NOAA data for 2012 (you know, the hottest year ever. EVER!!!!! Recorded and un-recorded) the ice should be melting as we type, thus, the whales will be good to go. Unless some of the indiginous folks chunk a harpoon in them. Better get the “sea shepard” on the red phone. (Stupid mother nature!)


5 posted on 01/09/2013 9:03:53 AM PST by rktman
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To: jerod

It is curious that the video on the Toronto Sun website plays. Usually, I get a message when trying to play video from Canada:

‘This video is not available in your country.’


6 posted on 01/09/2013 9:07:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Yeah… That happens to us too. Internet control by government authorities… Ain’t it grand?


7 posted on 01/09/2013 9:11:01 AM PST by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I just watched it. Was good family fare.


8 posted on 01/09/2013 9:25:44 AM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: jerod

A truly compassionate person would provide counselling and abortion services to these whales.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 9:29:30 AM PST by PGR88
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To: jerod

Can’t they just eat the polar bears adrift on the flotsam?


10 posted on 01/09/2013 9:34:09 AM PST by Redmen4ever
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To: jerod

If they are so isolated, I wonder if they have food—although I know they can live a long time without eating. But if they get hungry enough, they may attack each other.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 9:35:40 AM PST by DallasDeb
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To: jerod

I was on Polar Star in 1988-1990 when we were tasked at the end of our Arctic West Summmer tour to break some whales trapped by ice.

Height of the cold war, and the idea was to free the whales before the Soviets could come in and do it. They had a nuke powered breaker, and Polar Star ran on diesel.

Polar Star breaks ice by ‘dolphining’ up on top of the ice and using the weight of the ship to break it. At the end of a tour, the fuel state was around 60%, which in a clear, ice free ocean will get you anywhere you want.

With 20 knots of wind coming out of the west blowing millions of tons of ice down onto the Alaskan coast, 60% is approximately the same as ‘out of gas’.

They had dip$its down there on the ice posted around the whales to protect them from polar bears. Never mind that the polar bears were more endangered than the whales, and never mind that the whales represented a meal and then some at a VERY opportune time of the year for them (days getting VERY short, and nights lasting nearly 19 hours a day at that point).

Soviets busted them out, we turned the ship around and went back through the Northwest Passage and then down through the ditch. We’re darn lucky we didn’t hit significant ice going through the pass, though the Canadians would likely have broke us out if we had.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 9:35:40 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: jerod

Let’s rally around them and feed them environmentalists until they can break free of the ice.


13 posted on 01/09/2013 9:37:04 AM PST by SparkyBass
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To: RinaseaofDs

Sounds exciting!


14 posted on 01/09/2013 9:37:42 AM PST by DallasDeb
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To: PGR88
A truly compassionate person would provide counselling and abortion services to these whales.

Now that's funny right there.

15 posted on 01/09/2013 9:54:09 AM PST by opus86 (You get what you vote for, America. Enjoy.)
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To: opus86

This video will be used by leftist propagandists to convince people of GLOBAL COOLING since the Global Warming scam has been revealed. Watch for Al’s next movie and Save the Killer Whales movement


16 posted on 01/09/2013 10:35:02 AM PST by spawn44 (`MOO)
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To: jerod
Aren't these mammals expelling C02? Isn't the left fighting C02? Therefore, shouldn't eco hunter killer teams be on the way to solve this problem?
17 posted on 01/09/2013 10:49:20 AM PST by Truth29
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To: jerod
Killer whales trapped by ice in Hudson’s Bay

Global warming caused this, and I can't help but think Bush is to somehow blame! /sarc

18 posted on 01/09/2013 11:37:14 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (It's not "gun control"! It's "people control"!)
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To: jerod; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
They're just like the Toronto Maple Leafs- hopelessly trapped when surrounded by ice.

To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

19 posted on 01/09/2013 1:58:09 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: jerod

According to the article global warming, is responsible for this frozen mess. They even claimed it would take “an act of God” to melt the ice to free the whales!

Really, what we need is Algoregod to go out there and release some of his almighty hot air to melt the ice!!!! If everyone and their cows could just fart enough!! Maybe an SUV convention?


20 posted on 01/09/2013 4:50:29 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Squawk 8888

We have Killer Whales in Hudson’s Bay? I thought they were out on the Pacific coast. Shorter drive for me if they’re in Hudson’s Bay.

Toronto Maple Leafs ..I’m sure that when I last saw them win the Cup, I watched it on a black and white TV. NOT kidding.


21 posted on 01/09/2013 5:04:51 PM PST by Dartman
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To: jerod

BFL!


22 posted on 01/09/2013 6:13:50 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: jerod

why dont we toss Al Gore to the whales and use his new payola monies from the Arabs to pay off the National Debt??

Yeah! That’s the ticket!


23 posted on 01/09/2013 6:19:46 PM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: DallasDeb

It was. I learned a great deal about leadership that trip. The Captain was P.R. Taylor. Icebreaker sailor his entire life. The Senior Enlisted was BMCM Giblin, who while color-blind, had sailed on breakers his entire career.

P.R.’s thing in the Arctic was to dress in a big penguin suit and have his picture taken up there. It was his only quirk, and later I found out he had older kids who were about to give him grandkids.

He’d take the pictures and send them home with a letter that asked, ‘Do polar bears eat penguins?’ Polar bears are only found in the North, not the South, so the answer is no. As such, he was the only penguin in the Arctic.

Before Polar Star, I thought narwahls were a myth. I actually saw them. Makes me believe that perhaps there may have been unicorns. Also found out that Antarctica had a working nuclear reactor in the 50’s. Just near McMurdo Bay. It’s still on the nautical charts we had at the time.

The best thing about it was being at sea. You just go and go without stoppping, for thousands of miles, 17 or so miles per hour. The swells made the sea hilly, like the kind of low rolling hills you’d see just east of a large western mountain range once you got into ag country. I saw some of those hills in Missouri too. Look out to the side of the car while you are driving and it looked like green sea swells with their motion frozen.

Before I went to sea, it was hard for me to differentiate between waves and swells. The Southern Ocean put all that to rest forever. It’s the only part of the Earth with no land mass breaking up the band of water all the way around the globe. The swells just build on each other, and on top of that the storms are just humbling.


24 posted on 01/11/2013 9:40:27 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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