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Dave Withrow Checks on Whales

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Dave Withrow Checks on Whales

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

Tags: whales operation breakthrough Alaska 1988 slider

NOAA Fisheries Service marine mammal biologist, Dave Withrow (center), checks on one of three gray whales trapped in sea ice outside of Barrow, Alaska. The famous rescue inspired a Hollywood film, released in February 2012. This photo was scanned from slides at the National Marine Mammal Lab in Seattle.

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