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Vol. 14, No. 17 Week of April 26, 2009
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


Changing Arctic challenges the whalers

Spring ice has become more dangerous for subsistence hunters, while storms and high winds can lead to rough seas in the fall

Alan Bailey

Petroleum News

As the bowhead whales migrate north in the spring from the Bering Sea, through the Chukchi Sea and east across the Beaufort Sea to their summer feeding grounds, and then return south in the fall ahead of the expanding winter ice floes, the subsistence hunters of Alaska’s North Slope have for millenn....

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