The Straits Times
Published on Jan 10, 2013

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.