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Killer whales trapped in Quebec sea ice
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Posted on 01/09/2013 10:52:02 PM PST by chessplayer

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.

"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.

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By the time they finish "assessing," (govt. red tape) the whales will have suffocated and drowned.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 10:52:07 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Yes, let’s hope they assess quickly and are able to help somehow.


2 posted on 01/09/2013 10:54:33 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: chessplayer

“Raw: Whales Trapped Under Ice in Canada”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXlEgEdJadE


3 posted on 01/09/2013 10:55:43 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
By the time they finish "assessing," (govt. red tape) the whales will have suffocated and drowned.

It's not an unusual occurrence. It's happened before and will happen again.

4 posted on 01/09/2013 10:56:25 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: chessplayer
Dude, they (the whales) live there. If they can't figure it out, they get shuffled off the mortal coil to never breed again.

Darwin award writ large.

Sucks to be them.

Don't do that. It hurts.

/johnny

5 posted on 01/09/2013 10:56:46 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Natives Gone Soft ! ! !

Whales are made of meat.

Or has Gubment turned them into welfare cases?


6 posted on 01/09/2013 11:06:08 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."..)
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To: chessplayer

900 miles of ice. hmm

first issue, make a bigger hole nearby.

cover a large area with some kind of fuel and light it. area should be at least 100x100. if that works... consider making another patch 1/4 mile away ... and find a way to draw attention to it... like a submerged line of glowing bulbs or a sound. draw the orcas to the new hole. repeat.


7 posted on 01/09/2013 11:07:42 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah, they’ve only been around about 11 million years. Obviously an evolutionary failure. sarc/


8 posted on 01/09/2013 11:10:42 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Gee whiz, perhaps they should send the “assessment experts” in on a flipping ICE BREAKER, and then the situation would work itself out.

Then again, this is perfectly natural, right(?), and there have been thousands of years of nobody even noticing that some critters are in peril, and they either survivied, or perished, completely without ANY human intervention whatever.


9 posted on 01/09/2013 11:24:36 PM PST by Don W (There is no gun problem, there is a lack of humanity problem!)
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To: chessplayer

Send the Polar Bears.


10 posted on 01/09/2013 11:46:25 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: chessplayer

how can this be? i thought all the arctic ice was melting.


11 posted on 01/09/2013 11:46:44 PM PST by dadfly
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Of all the whales, this group chose the worse possible name for public relations, it is even worse than that other whale group.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 11:50:19 PM PST by ansel12 (Cruz said “conservatives trust Sarah Palin that if she says this guy is a conservative, that he is")
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To: sten; All

That is exactly the idea I had except I was thinking they could melt several large holes nearby so there is room enough for all of them to breath until an ice breaker can be brought in.


13 posted on 01/10/2013 12:02:43 AM PST by gleeaikin
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To: chessplayer

Were they eating the polar bears that got drowned by the global warming?


14 posted on 01/10/2013 12:04:51 AM PST by Redcloak (CA conservatives: Go to https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/ to quit the GOP!)
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It still freezes in winter. It also used to stay frozen in summer and reflect sunlight back to space. The thing the worries the global warming people is that the open sea water is now absorbing all this sunlight and heating up the world.


15 posted on 01/10/2013 12:06:26 AM PST by gleeaikin
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i was joking! global warming is already falsified. we’ve had at least a decade of global cooling while CO2 has been constant or decreasing.


16 posted on 01/10/2013 12:20:27 AM PST by dadfly
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To: dadfly

strike decreasing, substitute increasing.


17 posted on 01/10/2013 12:21:06 AM PST by dadfly
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My God Jim! Somebody do something quick! If we hadn't f'd up the planet with CO2, the whales wouldn't have gone there in the first place in search of margaritas. This is unprecedented and has never happened in the history of the planet! Hasn't anybody ever seen Star Trek 4? We are dooooooooomed!!!!!!


18 posted on 01/10/2013 12:25:22 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: ansel12
Of all the whales, this group chose the worse possible name for public relations, it is even worse than that other whale group.

Orcas deserve special recognition. They are good at what they do, and they have fun doing it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0qMT2YBIcg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3xmqbNsRSk

19 posted on 01/10/2013 12:29:29 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Don W

And include Barney Frank. He can fart enough hot air to melt most of the icecap, as long as his butt is uncapped.


20 posted on 01/10/2013 12:36:58 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: chessplayer

Nature


21 posted on 01/10/2013 1:49:58 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: sten

“..consider making another patch 1/4 mile away..”

Sounds like a perfect excuse to get rid of some old ordinance on a bomb training mission. Bombs away!

I’ll bet Disney is working on the movie as we speak.


22 posted on 01/10/2013 2:36:55 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: chessplayer

Al Gore just came into a lot of cash. Call him.


23 posted on 01/10/2013 5:24:20 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: chessplayer

I’m getting flashes from the movie The Thing from Another Planet and the use of thermite.


24 posted on 01/10/2013 5:31:04 AM PST by Truth29
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To: Eagles6

I don’t think anyone said it isn’t nature.


25 posted on 01/10/2013 7:18:18 AM PST by chessplayer
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Bears had better butt out.


26 posted on 01/10/2013 8:28:19 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: chessplayer

Huh?


27 posted on 01/10/2013 9:38:17 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: chessplayer

“Locals say shifting sea ice frees trapped whales”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50414097#.UO8R4qz4I4w

Yippee!!!


28 posted on 01/10/2013 11:45:08 AM PST by chessplayer
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