The Straits Times
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Published on Jan 10, 2013
 
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Killer whales trapped under vast stretch of Quebec sea ice

 
 

MONTREAL (AP) - About a dozen killer whales have been trapped under a vast stretch of sea ice, and the community of Inukjuak in Quebec's Far North is calling for outside help to free them.

Locals 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.