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The Things They Carried: The Inuit Whale Hunter

Foreign Policy (blog) - May 31, 2017
One bowhead whale a year can be harvested legally around Tuktoyaktuk. There's no such limit for the more plentiful beluga population, but hunting is kept to what's needed for subsistence. Boys join expeditions when they're 12 or 13. They learn to throw ...

Toxic mercury levels are actually declining in Alaskan polar bears—but that's not as great as it sounds

Popular Science - Jun 15, 2017
Enter humans: subsistence hunters from Arctic communities leave bowhead whale carcasses on shore, and these ready-to-eat meals have become popular among polar bears. And they might actually be helping decrease the bears' mercury levels, at least ...

For two Alaska villages, walruses remain essential. As sea ice disappears, can it last?

Alaska Dispatch News - May 27, 2017
Carl Pelowook Jr. had already gotten a bowhead whale from the south side of the island. Now he was looking for walrus to the north for food to share with crews, their families, women, elders, whoever is in need of meat. It's hard work that he loves ...

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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.

Octonauts and the Bowhead Whales - Full Episode

Captain Barnacles' narwhal friends (see Series 1, episode 17) are trapped under the Arctic ice. After failing to rescue them with the GUP-C's icebreaker and the ...

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 ...

Bowhead Whale Research Drone Video 2016

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

3 Sea Creatures that Live a Surprisingly Long Time | Bowhead Whale, Greenland Shark, Orang

3 sea creatures that live surprisingly long: Bowhead whale, Greenland Shark, Orange Roughy. The Ocean is a very diverse place, with harpoons from the 1800s ...