"We were hoping when we put the hydrophone out we might hear a few sounds," Stafford, who first detected bowhead whales
singing off Greenland in 2007, said. "When we heard, it was astonishing.
(3) Barrow is the largest of the Native subsistence whaling villages, landing roughly half of the total number of bowhead whales
hunted each year (Suydam and George (4)).
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have published the first range-wide genetic analysis of the bowhead whale
using hundreds of samples from both modern populations and archaeological sites used by indigenous Arctic hunters thousands of years ago.
So do subsistence hunters in the Bering Sea, who are perhaps more motivated than anyone to conserve bowhead whales
. From their perspective, it is a bit like acting as a shepherd to your flock.
Mads Peter Heide-Jorgensen and colleagues from the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources recently observed a rendezvous between two satellite-tagged bowhead whales
in the waters north of the Canadian mainland.
But research shows that the Northwest Passage has opened up for bowhead whales
But in the seas they have managed to remain sufficiently elusive, for there to be some arctic bowhead whales
which are reckoned to be 200 years old.
The researchers reject the idea that female bears are lured to land to feed on scraps from the increasing number of bowhead whales
killed by hunters.
Alaskan natives and the native people of Chukotka in Russia will be allowed to hunt, between them, a total of 280 bowhead whales
from 2008 to 2012, according to the open-door meeting on the second day of the four-day IWC gathering in Anchorage.
For survival, they hunt--while following strict government hunting guidelines--for walruses, seals, bowhead whales
, and other animals.
You'll also learn about penguins and bowhead whales
and even the amazing wood frog, which doesn't hibernate when it gets cold--it just freezes.
Brower learned to operate in the white and native worlds, and his willingness to work with Arctic scientists from the "Lower 48" and share with them his vast knowledge of bowhead whales
is widely credited with contributing to the scientific research that helped protect Inupiaq subsistence whaling.
While owning a $13 billion contracting corporation, the Inupiat continue their millennia-old traditional practices of hunting Bowhead whales
. Because natives are limited by international whaling conventions to traditional skin-covered, paddle-driven boats, they have little hope of catching up to the powerful Bowheads in the open sea.
, Balaena mysticetus, inhabit different parts of the Arctic in five populations.