Modern technology and traditional knowledge contribute to Inupiaq whaling, which is culturally, economically, and nutritionally important.
When going whale watching in Alaska, if you snap a picture of a whale, send it in to HappyWhale for an ID and information on the individual.
Ask Alaska humor column that answers the important questions, like the ethics of riding a whale and falling in love with fish.
THE SWIFT AND MYSTERIOUS DALL’S PORPOISE
(fiction) In my youthful self, I imagined the sea was a basket of treasures. All things that came from it were delights to my eyes or thrilled my mouth or woke my skin. When my sister and I set out foraging, I always suggested the sea’s edge, while she liked best the woods and mountains. I tried to be patient, but her need for dabbled shadows and high views ignored my need to flow and ebb, to breathe with the waves, to throw on changeling colors with a caprice of mood. I loved my sister, yet if I listened deeply to the chambers of my heart, I loved the sea more. Until I met Whale. Then I loved him best. My story never would have happened if I had been born a man, for then I would have met Whale as danger or as prey. I would…
Researcher questions health of Alaska’s most visible whales
A fiery sunset fades into the sea as we crowd against our ship’s railings, eager to witness one of southeast Alaska’s largest inhabitants: the humpback whale.
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Whale watching options in Southcentral Alaska
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