Bowhead Whaling and Its Impact

Interactive Feature

This interactive activity, adapted from material provided by the ECHO partners, presents images and text from the history of whaling in the North Atlantic Ocean and in the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas in the Arctic. It looks at both Native Iñupiaq and commercial whaling, and introduces a landmark study conducted by John Bockstoce and Daniel Botkin. The study looked at changes in whale populations during the height of commercial whaling from 1849–1914.

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