Rescuers Keep Beached Orca Alive for Hours Until High Tide

Rescuers spent eight hours keeping a beached orca whale alive while waiting for high tide to return the animal to safety.

The Cetacea Lab received a call earlier this week about an orca caught amid rocks on the coast of British Columbia and immediately responded to the scene. Since the whale wouldn’t be able to return to the ocean until high tide lifted the 4- or 5-ton animal off the crags, volunteers spent eight hours keeping her cool, wet and calm. They covered the orca in blankets...

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