NOT ALL “EVOLUTION” for such sophisticated “Mammals” has been enough to teach them!
Orca pod trapped in ice in Canada’s Hudson Bay
Michael Winter, USA TODAY9:56p.m. EST January 9, 2013
A pod of killer whales is trapped in ice in Canada’s Hudson Bay and in danger of dying if not freed soon, according to news reports from Quebec.
Local officials have asked Canadian authorities to send an ice breaker to free the eight to 18 orcas, which are trapped about 12 miles from open water. Campaigns have also been launched on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
Government experts are to arrive Thursday in Inukjuak, on the northeastern coast of the Hudson Bay, to asses whether the marine animals can be saved, the CBC reported Wednesday evening.
“People have mixed feelings about the situation,” Peter Inukpuk, the mayor of Inukjuak, told The Montreal Gazette. “We want to see them free, but we also want them to go away. Killer whales eat seals and belugas. The seal hunt is a huge part of our economy.”
The orcas — actually a species of dolphin — were discovered Monday by an Inuit seal hunter about an hour snowmobile ride from Inukjuak. Video shows the distressed marine mammals surfacing or breaching in the pickup-size hole, gasping for air.
One expert said they could suffocate or die from exhaustion without fast action. Temperatures are expected to plummet to about minus 25 degrees Fahrenheit, not including wind chill, and the hole is already shrinking.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada has not decided whether to send an ice breaker, which could take days or weeks.
“It’s too early to start running through options but we’re keeping an eye on the situation,” spokeswoman Sylvie Racine told the Gazette. “We’re definitely concerned, and we’re still deciding what we’ll do.”
Another department spokeswoman told Global Montreal, “Situations where marine mammals are trapped by the ice are not unusual in the North.”
Though orcas, commonly called killer whales, are found in all the world’s oceans, it’s rare to find them deep in Hudson Bay. It’s not clear whether they migrated from Canada’s West Coast or the Atlantic.
“The ice probably began to close behind the whales as they moved inward,” Lyne Morisette, a marine ecologist and researcher at the Université de Québec à Rimouski, told the Gazette. “Now they’re stuck. As sad as this situation is, it pales in comparison to the challenges the species faces with the rise of global warming.”
…NOT ALL “EVOLUTION” for such sophisticated “Mammals” has been enough to teach them!
They cannot swim underwater so far as 12Km, holding their breath…!
Apparently these “instincts” are not passed down in their DNA, and has not been a general collective learning!
Their tendency rather is to “beach” themselves when sick or other! Not to go to open deep waters!
…HOW CAN YOU BLAME “SIN” FOR BEING CAUGHT IN AN ICE PACK…?
The Gods care “ilch and shit”…!
…The other unlearned are HUMANS…! They are committing grave errors for survival on this planet! They still treat each others as “slaves” and poor, little or no-human rights! What else can you expect from such un-learned human beings?
…WHY AM I A TARGET OF HUMANS, because I prove their ill fated Activities, Economies, things they do, is mostly shit…?
What final gain are they going to get or have? NONE UNLESS THEY CHANGE THEIR WAYS!
FOLKS HEAVEN IS HERE, AND RELIGIONS ARE WHAT GOVERNMENTS REFUSE TO GIVE IN THEIR ILL FATED WAYS OF USING POWER!
…what “evolution” nor “the gods” could do or didn’t do…!!!