The Canadian Press

2015-08-04 | NS Beached Whales

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A resident of a small community on Cape Breton's west coast says about 25 people rallied to try and save 16 beached pilot whales today after they became stuck on the rocky shores of St. George's Bay. Linden MacIntyre, a former journalist who lives about a kilometre from the bay in Judique, Nova Scotia, says 11 whales survived, but five died. He says as the tide came in, residents worked together to move the whales to safety, with some wading in neck-deep water. (MacIntyre says it's not uncommon for whales to get stuck in the bay, but another resident told him he's never seen this many beached whales at one time.)

Date: 2015-08-04
Placeline: JUDIQUE, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 22 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and it's quite remarkable the way this little rural community with no windows or there's no Central kind of I got a fire department at church and that's about how quickly the word spread that you know how enthusiastically people reacted to a bunch of mammals like us who were in deep distress >>