An orca was stranded on rocks on the Canadian Coast due to low tide. Volunteers kept it cool, and alive, until the tide rose again.
Yesterday, July 23, an orca was found stranded on an outcropping of rocks due to low tide on the northern British Columbia coast.
Volunteers and and whale researchers kept the whale cool by splashing water on it and covering it with blankets and sheets for eight hours.
At first, the humans stressed the orca out but after a while she seemed to realize they were helping her.
"I think she knew that we were there to help her," said Hermann Meuter, a co-founder the Cetacean Lab in northern B.C.
Once the tide came back up, the whale was able to propel herself off the rocks and join her nearby pod.