Courtesy of ABC:
The killer whales trapped under ice near a remote Quebec village reached safety today after the floes shifted on Hudson Bay, according to the mayor’s office in Inukjuak.
Water opened up around the area where the orcas had been coming up for air and the winds seemed to have shifted overnight, creating a passageway to the open water six miles away.
“Two men were sent to check on the whales around 8 a.m., and they found that a passage of water had been created, all of the way to the open sea,” Johnny Williams, the town manager, told ABCNews.com. “The wind from the north shifted yesterday.
“This is great news,” Williams said.
He said the local residents are rejoicing now that they’ve learned the news.
[H/T to Forty Watt]