Preparing to pull tooth of large sedated polar bear - Ursus maritimus.
Bears were measured and tagged for future study.
Teeth were pulled to study age and general health of bears.
Image ID: anim0039, NOAA's Ark - Animals Collection
Location: Alaska, Beaufort Sea
Photo Date: 1982 May
Photographer: Captain Budd Christman, NOAA Corps
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