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A pod of killer whales trapped in ice near Quebec

About 12 killer whales have been trapped in a small ice breach near northern Quebec since Monday. Miles of ice separate the animals from open water, requiring an ice breaker to free them.

That's the trouble, says Sarollie Weetalutuk, mayor of Inukjuaq, a nearby fishing village.

“People here have mixed feelings about the situation,” he 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.”

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