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Keiko Briefly Trapped Under Ice, Scrapes Skin

From Times Wire Reports

Keiko the killer whale, made famous by the “Free Willy” movies, encountered ice as he came up to breathe in Skaalvikfjord, seven miles southwest of his home in Taknes Bay, Norway, and panicked, a marine biologist said. But the 6-ton orca broke through after several attempts.

“He got some scrapes on his skin, and it will take some time to heal. However ... there is no concern at all,” Colin Baird said, adding that he thinks Keiko has learned from the experience and is unlikely to get stuck again.


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