National Geographic : 1962 Mar
KODACHROMES© NATIONAL GEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Flukes flap wildly as Dr. Ray tightens the tail Hip-boot brigade drags an 800-pound female strap on a netted whale in the holding pond. named Charlie on a plywood sled. It took an This fresh-water lake kept belugas alive until hour of backbreaking labor to move her 300 a plane arrived, but meant that they had to be yards to a holding pond in the tundra (above). caught twice-at sea and later in the pond. New York-bound Bertha, lifted from the pond, lies on her stretcher, as docile as a lamb.