An orca that suffered an accident by coming out on the rocks was successfully rescued. Several people from Alaska took care of it by pouring water on it until people who deal with nature protection arrived.
The U.S. Coast Guard received a report of a 20-foot-long orc that got stuck on the coast of the Prince of Wales Island, located off the coast of British Columbia, according to Julie Fair. She is actually a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic Administration.
People who found themselves in those moments at the time were given instructions on how to keep her alive. The NOAA said they must not allow the birds near and continue to water it until qualified people to rescue the orca arrive.
According to Tara Neilson, Captain Chance Strickland and the crew of M / V Steadfast told Insider that her niece, Aroon Melane, was with her family at the time, and when she heard about the unfortunate orca, she immediately decided to come to the rescue. As the orca lay helpless on the seashore, Melane, with the help of her friends, poured water on her to keep her alive.
Along with the video she posted on social media, Melane wrote that the orca “lifted up” a bit when the water reached her.
According to Fair, there were times when the orca would make some sounds and there were a few more orcas nearby.
Strickland told the New York Times that people from the boat, who first noticed the orca, managed to water it after they dropped anchor.
Water played a big role in saving this orca, because in addition to reviving it in some way, it also prevented birds from catching it.
Although he says that he doesn’t talk too much about whales and that he didn’t look particularly excited, he emphasized that tears began to flow from his eyes.
When the necessary men arrived for this case, the captain and crew were free. So says Fair. The NOAA has been thinking for a long time about what would be the best way to return this orc to the sea, so they said it would be best to do it at high tide.
They hoped the orca would be able to swim by that point. After as much as six hours from the first moment they saw the orca, a tide high enough came that allowed her to return to normal life.
Canadian authorities have announced that it is a T146D orc, Bigg’s orc 13 years old. She was a wanderer from the west coast. This species of orca has about 400 specimens and they also hunt other mammals underwater.