bowhead whale

  1. large-mouthed Arctic whale
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  • These 39 species include the eastern and western Arctic bowhead whale and beluga whale populations in Ungava Bay, southeast Baffin Island-Cumberland Sound, and eastern Hudson Bay.
  • Bowhead whales feed on crustacean zooplankton, primarily large copepods of the genus Calanus and euphausiids.
  • During the summer, many polar bears gather to rest and feed on hunter-harvested bowhead whale remains near Kaktovik, on Barter Island.
  • Kenny placed a tray of "muktuk" - raw, frozen bowhead whale meat - on the kitchen table. Riki Ott: Protecting a Whaling Culture
  • Some of the species found here include the walrus, polar bear, beluga, narwhal, bearded seals, harp seal, harbour seal, ringed seal, bowhead whale, ivory gull, and some migratory birds.
  • One unusual discovery in Norway's Svalbard Islands was a bowhead whale hanging fifty feet above the water, its belly still embedded in the melting glacier that had encased it during the Little Ice Age.
  • Other examples from Alaska include a 2006 resolution passed in Kaktovik which called Shell Oil "a hostile and dangerous force" for its lack of respect to the community and its failure to work with villagers on the protection of bowhead whales; and a $400m public nuisance lawsuit against ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Chevron and ConocoPhillips and Peabody Energy filed by Kivalina, a community threatened by rising sea levels. Bianca Jagger: Now Is the Time to Move Beyond Petroleum
  • Its ice-covered waters support bowhead whales, Pacific walruses, polar bears and other marine mammals found nowhere else in the nation. Marilyn Heiman: President Obama, Are We Really Ready To Drill Here?
  • The Inuit of Point Barrow AK (Inupiats?) don't have access to the food sources people in the lower 48 take for granted, Without a Bowhead whale or two there is no muktuk (whale blubber, a staple) for the kids and the people go hungry. b On Canadian Seal Hunting
  • Weighing upward of 60 tons and reaching lengths up to 50 feet, the bowhead whale is one of the Arctic's great mysteries.
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