Orca Trapped in Ice

The pod was initially spotted by a local fisherman who reported them to officials in the nearby town of Rausu on the northeastern coast of Hokkaido on Tuesday morning. A conservation group sent a drone over the ice to confirm the sighting about half a mile offshore.

The area is now being monitored for sightings of the pod and we are hoping for confirmation of good news for this orca family. We truly hope they are free but we have a nagging suspicion that all might not be well. We will update on this story via our instagram feed @motheroceanblue and hope to share happy news for you all.

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