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Whales’ Fate Rides With Copter

From Reuters

Scientists today pinned their hopes on a helicopter carrying a 7-ton block of concrete for rescuing three California gray whales trapped almost two weeks by 20-inch-thick Arctic ice.

Battling subzero temperatures, scientists planned to begin using a Skycrane helicopter later in the day to smash holes in the ice with the gigantic concrete “yo-yo.” They hope to lead the whales from hole to hole to the open sea.


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