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Barrow Whale (10 Oct 08 0044)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Local whalers in Barrow have just landed a large bowhead whale.  They have already begun scoring the skin in preparation to pull off strips of muktuk.  Local wildlife scientists are hurredly taking measurements and samples before the rest of the whaling team begins stripping off the flesh.

Copyright: Matt Nolan
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11756x5878
Subida: 14/10/2008
Actualizado: 27/08/2014
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Tags: barrow; whale; arctic ocean
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