Violinist tries to serenade B.C. orca calf to freedom, as others ready nets and boats

Carol Love plays “Tennessee Whiskey” on her violin at a tidal lagoon near Zeballos, B.C., on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. The Nanaimo, B.C., woman says she is serenading a killer whale calf, hoping to entice the orca to leave the remote lagoon where she has been trapped alone for almost four weeks. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito By Dirk Meissner The Canadian Press Carol Love watches the tides at a Vancouver Island lagoon, and when the time is right, she starts to play her violin. She plays for an audience of one, a killer whale calf that has been trapped alone in the lagoon for almost a month. Preparations for more conventional efforts to save the whale continue, involving a large fishing net. But Love, from Nanaimo, B.C., stands and plays…

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