And elsewhere in the bay, canoeists were joined by bowhead
and orca whales in the clear blue-green water.
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, which has the largest mouth among living animals, sing intricate and variable songs during the blackness of the 24-hour polar night.
London [U.K.], July 14( ANI ): In a new threat to a number of Arctic animals like polar bears, bowhead
whales and other such animals, the United States (US) has permitted an Italian multinational oil and gas company to go ahead with drilling plans in federal waters off Alaska.
During the spring migration, bowhead
whales typically begin arriving in the Barrow (now Utqiagvik), Alaska, area in early April and continue migrating through until late June (Moore and Reeves, 1993).
provides the only scheduled cargo service on the North Slope.
A useful example of the difficulties generated by both subsistence and cultural arguments is the controversy surrounding bowhead
whales in Alaska.
That is, until every September when, on Barter Island in the Arctic, up to Barter p to 80 polar bears gather to feast on the remains of bowhead
whales which have been caught by hunters.
Every year, up to eighty polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunter-harvested bowhead
Every year, up to 80 polar bears gather on the frozen shores of Barter Island to feast on the hunterharvested bowhead
baked whitefish with rendered seal oil, caribou stew, carious Alaskan mammals, such as bowhead
whale or beluga blubber.
This may in part explain why arctic species like beluga and bowhead
have turned up in our coastal waters during 2015.