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Picture by: Dave Withrow Picture taken on: February 3rd, 2012

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The soviet ice-breaker finally clears a channel to open water. In 1988, three gray whales were trapped by sea ice outside Barrow, Alaska. 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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