Skip to comments.Killer whales trapped in Quebec sea ice
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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Yes, let’s hope they assess quickly and are able to help somehow.
“Raw: Whales Trapped Under Ice in Canada”
It's not an unusual occurrence. It's happened before and will happen again.
Darwin award writ large.
Sucks to be them.
Don't do that. It hurts.
Natives Gone Soft ! ! !
Whales are made of meat.
Or has Gubment turned them into welfare cases?
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.
Yeah, they’ve only been around about 11 million years. Obviously an evolutionary failure. sarc/
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.
Send the Polar Bears.
how can this be? i thought all the arctic ice was melting.
Of all the whales, this group chose the worse possible name for public relations, it is even worse than that other whale group.
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.
Were they eating the polar bears that got drowned by the global warming?
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.
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.
strike decreasing, substitute increasing.
Orcas deserve special recognition. They are good at what they do, and they have fun doing it.
And include Barney Frank. He can fart enough hot air to melt most of the icecap, as long as his butt is uncapped.
“..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.
Al Gore just came into a lot of cash. Call him.
I’m getting flashes from the movie The Thing from Another Planet and the use of thermite.
I don’t think anyone said it isn’t nature.
Bears had better butt out.
“Locals say shifting sea ice frees trapped whales”
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