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Bowhead whale spotted off Vlissingen coast; first ever spotted in Netherlands waters

NL Times - Apr 11, 2017
A bowhead whale was spotted swimming off the coast of Vlissingen, the first ever confirmed sighting of such an animal in Dutch waters, according to SOS Dolfijn. The whale was first spotted on Monday night, swimming close enough to the beach that it was ...

Bowhead whale in first ever Dutch sighting off Vlissingen, Netherlands

Daily Star - Apr 12, 2017
He said that the bowhead was swimming very close to the beach on Monday night and seemed to be heading north. Marine rescue charities SOS Dolfijn and EHBZ, who are keeping watch, advised people to steer clear.

A bowhead whale visible from the coast

The Brussels Times - Apr 3, 2017
A bowhead whale has been visible from Ostende near Raversijde on the Belgian coast since Friday afternoon. The Natuurpunt organisation said it is a spectacular animal that has never been seen in Belgium before. “The bowhead whale species can ...

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Whale Snow

by: Debby Dahl Edwardson
Amiqqaq is excited when his family catches a bowhead whale. As his family prepares to celebrate the traditional Iñupiaq whaling feast, Amiqqaq learns about the spirit-of-the-whale.
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Gift of the Whale: The Inupiat Bowhead Hunt, a Sacred Tradition

by: Bill Hess
Photographer and writer Bill Hess shares a deeply moving portrait of a remote region, its people, and whale-hunting, one of the oldest and most sacred cultural traditions.

The Inupiat Eskimos on the north coast of Alaska have been hunting whales since the beginning of time. Their way of life has evolved around the seasonal cycle of ice and migration, and Bill Hess offers us a rare look at this difficult yet beautiful culture. His duotone photographs of the Inupiat, the harsh Arctic landscape, wildlife, and subsistence hunting are powerful, remarkable images that illustrate the importance of whaling to a people who continue to survive, and to find joy in their survival, against great odds.
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200-Year-Old Bowhead Whales!

by: Leonard Atlantic
Bowhead whales are amazing creatures that often live lives longer than humans! These whales live in Arctic waters near the North Pole, smashing through thick ice to reach the surface to breathe. Using their baleen, these large mammals feed on tiny animals swimming in the cold waters, while thick blubber keeps them warm in frigid temperatures. Readers explore their everyday lives using the latest scientific research about these long-living animals, and colorful photographs show these gigantic creatures and their unique features up close and personal.
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Whales, Dolphins & Porpoises

by: Erich Hoyt, Mark Carwardine, R. Ewan Fordyce, Peter Gill
Whales, dolphins, and porpoises are astonishing in their diversity of shape and size, and their range of behaviors. From the massive blue whale, which is larger than any of the dinosaurs, to the relatively tiny five-foot long vaquita, each species has the ability to captivate the onlooker. The Nature Company Guides WHALES, DOLPHINS & PORPOISES reveals a world of complex adaptations and fascinating methods of social interaction. Researchers studying these creatures that "sing," whistle, groan, or chirp as they traverse vast expanses of ocean still have much to learn.
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Catching a 200-Year-Old Whale | Nat Geo Live

When hypothermia stands in the way of Paul Nicklen's dream of photographing a 50-foot bowhead whale, sometimes a little push is all that is needed.

Bowhead Whale Research Drone Video 2016

Courtesy: LGL Limited, the University of British Columbia, VDOS Global, Fisheries and Oceans Canada and WWF-Canada ...

Octonauts and the Bowhead Whales Series 02 Episode 06

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Bowhead Whales' P.O.V. - Greenland

Join Wild Chronicles on a journey to the Arctic where wildlife filmmaker meets bowhead whale — one of nature's most long-lived mammals. Not much is known ...

In Search of the Bowhead Whale

This adventure film features Scott McVay, an authority on whales, and filmmaker Bill Mason. The objective was to film the bowhead, a magnificent inhabitant of ...