a pod of eleven killer whales - a family of two adults and nine juveniles - were discovered trapped in the ice of the hudson bay off the coast of the small inuit village of inukjuak. confined for two days in the small breathing hole, the whales began to panic as they tried unsuccessfully to find another breathing hole and their way to sea.
while an icebreaker ship would typically be brought in to free the whales, the closest crew was thirty six hours away, so the villagers decided to cut a half mile of holes for the whales to travel through on their way to open water. the village mayor noted that it was unusual to see killer whales in the area in january, but that the waters were late to freeze this year.
photos by maggie okituk and marina lacasse
Also good for the kids. They encourage having slow readers read to the family pets. A dog will listen to a kid read a whole book one damn sssyl-la——-ble at a time, and it will never get frustrated, or correct their pronunciation, or start playing Angry Bird because it can’t stand listening to the slowness any more. The dog will look at the kid approvingly, because, human. Human is talking. Human is interacting.
So this is a great win-win.
i am a 26 year old man and this almost made me cry