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TRAPPED KILLER WHALES BREAK FREE

Thursday January 10th, 2013
TRAPPED KILLER WHALES BREAK FREE

A dozen Killer Whales thought to be trapped in ice in Northern Quebec have appeared to escaped. On Wednesday, residents of an Inuit village called for the government's help after spotting the orcas about 30km off the coast of Inukjuak, Que on the eastern top of Hudson Bay.

Inukjuak Mayor Peter Inukpuk sent out a team of rescue experts but two hunters that had visited the breathing hole where the whales were trapped they had gone.

The elders in the community credit the new moon and changing currents for shifting ice.

Nathalie Letendre, a spokeswoman for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nathalie Letendre, said that it's not unusual for marine mammals to become trapped in ice.

A dozen Killer Whales thought to be trapped in ice in Northern Quebec have appeared to escaped. On Wednesday, residents of an Inuit village called for the government's help after spotting the orcas about 30km off the coast of Inukjuak, Que on the eastern top of Hudson Bay.

Inukjuak Mayor Peter Inukpuk sent out a team of rescue experts but two hunters that had visited the breathing hole where the whales were trapped they had gone.

The elders in the community credit the new moon and changing currents for shifting ice.

Nathalie Letendre, a spokeswoman for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nathalie Letendre, said that it's not unusual for marine mammals to become trapped in ice.
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