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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish9727

Attempting to rescue gray whales trapped in the ice in the Beaufort Sea. The holes were cut by the rescuers to give the whales a breathing hole as they attempted to lead them back to open water.

Image ID: fish9727, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Alaska, Point Barrow area
Photo Date: 1988 October
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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