Most of the time humans are screwing up nature, but earlier today people stepped up to help a beached orca.
The transient was spotted Wednesday, on the rocks near Hartley Bay. (yes the SAME Hartley Bay that rallied to rescue people from the sinking of the Queen of the North in 2006!)
The whale was hunting seals when it got stuck on some rocks as the tide went out. The people of the village rallied and built a “MacGyver-type water pump” to help the distressed female orca.
“It was a team effort, and fortunately on some level this transient orca understood that we were trying to help,” said Whale Point in a Facebook post.
The whale cried often, but after more than six hours stranded on the rocks, the tide came up and the group cheered as the whale was finally freed and able to swim back into the water.