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Gray Whale Trapped in Sea Ice

Picture by: Dave Withrow Picture taken on: February 1st, 1988

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One of three gray whale trapped by sea ice outside of Barrow, Alaska in 1988. This event inspired a new film called Big Miracle, which was released in February 2012. This photo was scanned from slides at the National Marine Mammal Lab in Seattle.

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