Orca in arctic waters

The whales who were trapped in sea ice in Hudson Bay, Canada, are now free. The ice shifted away and the whales are free and safe after being trapped for two days.In our original story yesterday we reported that the town asked for an icebreaker to assist the whales. There was only a small patch of open water for the whales to breathe, and the gap was shrinking.

Video of the whales can be seen here.

A hunter spotted the whales and now the government is looking at its options. Peter Inukpuk, mayor of the small Inuit village, called on the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to send out an icebreaker to help the whales.


CBC News