belugaAround 100 Beluga whales are trapped in sea ice in the Bering Sea. They await rescue or face death.

The Beluga whale can weigh 2 tons at six meters long.

They lie outside the town Janrakynot in east Russia. They can’t feed but authorities in Chukotcha are hoping for an icebreaker to break the whales free.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is a known admirer of the Beluga whale and the authorities are hopeful it will help them in the cause for the icebreaker. The icebreaker is around the area but it would take around two days to reach the animals.

Below is a video of trapped Beluga whales, escaping an attack from a polar bear.

Source: Vísir.is

 

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