Killer whales surface through a small hole in the ice near Inukjuak, in Northern Quebec on 8 January 2013
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Killer whales trapped in Canadian ice stretch

A remote Quebec fishing village asked the Canadian government to help free a dozen killer whales trapped in a vast stretch of ice inside Hudson Bay.

Locals in Inukjuak, 900 miles (1,500km) north of Montreal, said the whales were breathing through a hole in the ice.

Later it was reported that the whales had managed to free themselves.

  • 10 Jan 2013
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