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    Guardian: Killer whales trapped in ice of Hudson Bay

    Canadian Inuit people and authorities are grappling with how to help a pod of killer whales that are trapped and at times panicking in the sea ice of Hudson Bay,

    A local mayor is calling on the government to send an icebreaker to save the mammals. The whales are taking turns breathing through a hole in the ice about the size of a pick-up truck in the frigid waters near the remote Inuit community of Inukjuak, Quebec.

    "They are trapped," the community's mayor, Peter Inukpuk, told CBC radio on Wednesday. "It appears from time to time that they panic. Other times they are gone for a long time, probably looking for another open space, which they are not able to find at the moment."

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