Help is finally on its way for about 13 killer whales trapped in an Inuit village in Quebec.
AP Photo: The Canadian Press: Marina Lacasse. Killer whales trapped: Killer whales surface through a small hole in the ice near Inukjuak, Quebec, Tuesday. IMAGE
Help appears to be on the way for a pod of killer whales trapped in ice in the Inuit village of Inukjuak, Quebec.
The Global Post reports that a pod of about 13 Orcas has been stuck in the icy hole near the village along the Hudson Bay since Monday.
Activists have been trying to get Fisheries and Oceans Canada to help with rescuing the whales. And an Internet outcry seems to have paid off. The Canadian government will be sending a team of experts to rescue the whales.
A video of the Orcas thrashing around in the icy waters was posted on Quebec resident Clement Rousseau's Facebook page. It has generated an outpouring of concern from animal lovers, who are wondering why the Canadian government isn't moving faster.
Inukjuak's residents want to help the Orcas but also don't want them to return. Mayor Sarollie Weetalutuk told the Montreal Gazette that whales hunt seals – a big part of the Inuit economy.
Some locals have chipped away at the ice and shot a polar bear sniffing around the whales.