Scientists are monitoring a group of over 100 beluga whales who are trapped in two separate pockets of ice in the frozen waters between Russia and Alaska. reports that

For now, the whales can breathe, but there is little food, and their chances of swimming to water are small due to increasing ice.

Whales getting trapped in Arctic waters is not uncommon, but it is rare that humans are aware of it. The last time Beluga whales were rescued nearing the Bering Straight was in 1986, CNN reported.

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