Alaska-British Columbia Whale Foundation
dedicated to marine mammals research, education
Alaska Whaling Fleet, 1899
A photo from the Harriman Alaska Expedition shows several whaling ships with Inuit tents on shore, possibly at Port Clarence.
A well-illustrated article about the design and function of traditional Inuit harpoons, by Charles Arnold.
Basque Whaling in Labrador
Red Bay was a whaling centre in the late 1500s, and the Web site provides an excellent look at the historic site.
The Beluga Whale
An illustrated look at the life of the Arctic's white whale, both in the wild and in aquariums. Includes many links to other beluga sites.
Bowhead Whale Aerial Survey Project
A brief illustrated look at this survey of Beaufort Sea populations.
An illustrated progress report on the return of Keiko, an Icelandic killer whale, to the wild.
High North Alliance
The objective is this site is to "defend the right of coastal communities to utilize marine mammals sustainably,"
but all sides of the debate are presented, using a very interesting "chain-of-logic" design.
How Capitalism Saved the Whales
This excellent 1992 article by James S. Robbins explains how technological advances saved many whales from extinction.
International Whaling Commission
Their Web site has extensive information on their mandate, powers, and
Inuit Bowhead Whale Hunt
An album of 26 photos taken at Point Barrow by Christopher S. Teren.
Keenan, Captain John
The lengthy 1910 obituary of this famous Arctic whaling captain, and other notes.
The Makah Whale Hunt
The success or failure of this extremely controversial hunt in Washington may have a huge impact
on Northern peoples. A detailed examination with many links.
Canada issued a large postage stamp featuring the narwhal in 2000.
Save the Whales
A series of envelopes and other items from October, 1988, when people were working to save 3 California Gray Whales trapped in the ice just off of Point Barrow.
Each November, Sitka, Alaska celebrates the return of humpback whale to Sitka Sound.
Thar She Blows!
The history of whaling in Alaska and the Yukon.
The Whalers' Heritage Project
A genealogy resource for people with ancestors who were members of whaling ship crews.
Whales of the North Atlantic
A listing of the 32 types of whales and dolphins found there.
Whaling Controversy is the Name of the Game
A lengthy and thoughtful examination of Japan's fight to join the Northern cultures who can legally hunt whales, by Shigeko Misaki.
This huge pro-whaling site is based in Japan - it includes extensive statistics on Arctic whaling catches back to 1910.
A Whaling Station
From the Canadian Museum of Civilization, a fairly detailed look at some of the equipment used by whalers from the 16th to 18th century.
Whaling Stations in Svalbard
A map showing the location of walrus haulouts and whaling stations.
In the late 1800s, the New Bedford Hotel used a letterhead with a dramatic whaling scene.
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