Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska

The Eskimos in Barrow, Alaska find the only convenient form of transportation for a Bowhead Whale is by using two forklifts.

After hunting a Bowhead Whale in the Chukchi Sea near Barrow, Alaska, two men use forklift transportation to move the whale farther inland for harvesting. The sea birds hover about waiting for the chance at a good meal.

A law has been passed in Alaska which allows for the present aboriginal subsistence whaling system to be implemented. A limit is set due to the total population numbers in the Eskimo villages and over a four year period from 1995-1998, 204 Bowhead Whales were allowed to be harpooned. From 2008 until 2012, the maximum yearly quota may be set at 255 Bowhead Whales.

Alaska. Alaska. Barrow. Barrow. Chukchi Sea. Traditional eskimo native culture. Subsistence whale hunting. Captain Charles Hopson and his bowhead whale.



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Photo Title: Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska

The Eskimos in Barrow, Alaska find the only convenient form of transportation for a Bowhead Whale is by using two forklifts.

Scientific Name:

Balaena Mysticetus

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Luciana Whitaker / Accent Alaska

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d017_176 - Bowhead Whale Transportation Barrow Alaska