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Barrow Whale (10 Oct 08 0256)
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The local residents of Barrow hunt bowhead whales as part of their subsistence use.  Here they are pulling strips of muktuk off.  They had a long day trying to get the whale out of the ocean, and with it being so late they did not bring it to the normal butchering site, and here you can see beach sand mixed with snow on the ground.  It was below freezing with a stiff wind and blowing snow, and most of these folks hadnt slept in a while.

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