Bystanders watch as a killer whale appears in the area’s last breathing hole. The pod of 11 have swum to freedom after the ice that had trapped them broke up. Photo: AP Bystanders watch as a killer whale appears in the area’s last breathing hole. The pod of 11 have swum to freedom after the ice that had trapped them broke up. Photo: AP
Bystanders watch as a killer whale appears in the area’s last breathing hole. The pod of 11 have swum to freedom after the ice that had trapped them broke up. Photo: AP

Killer whales stuck in Hudson Bay ice go free

Remote community had urged ice-breaker be sent to rescue animals caught out by sudden freeze, but ice broke up as quickly as it formed

Bystanders watch as a killer whale appears in the area’s last breathing hole. The pod of 11 have swum to freedom after the ice that had trapped them broke up. Photo: AP Bystanders watch as a killer whale appears in the area’s last breathing hole. The pod of 11 have swum to freedom after the ice that had trapped them broke up. Photo: AP
Bystanders watch as a killer whale appears in the area’s last breathing hole. The pod of 11 have swum to freedom after the ice that had trapped them broke up. Photo: AP
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