Statement on the Rescue
of the Gray Whales in Alaska
October 26, 1988
am gratified that the California gray whales have been
released to the open sea. The human persistence and determination by so many
individuals on behalf of these whales shows mankind's concern for the
environment. It has been an inspiring endeavor. We thank and congratulate the
crews of the two Soviet icebreakers who finally broke through to the whales.
They were part of a remarkable team effort by governments, individuals, and
business. Due to all these efforts, the whales have returned to the sea.