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Eskimos turn to supersonic grenade for killing whales

...more humane weaponry in the traditional hunt for bowhead whales. "It's a lot safer," said Eugene Brower, a Barrow whaling captain who chairs the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission's weapons improvement program. Brower trains Native whaling...
Barrow whalers share harvest with English town

...rock-hard beneath a thin layer of greasy brown gunk. The bones come from a whale taken in the 1996 fall hunt by a Barrow whaling captain, Don Nungasak. For a long time the bones lay on a beach where the whale was butchered, he said. Then an appeal...
Rosetta Stone produces Inupiaq language software

...the North Slope Inupiaq dialect ships, one of the voices users will hear is the rich, slow timbre of former Barrow whaling captain and Inupiaq language professor James Nageak. Nageak, 70, now lives in Anaktuvuk Pass, where he auditioned...
Distractions muddle climate change debate

...happening to our state. If you don't believe scientists whose jobs are to study the environment, then ask a Barrow whaling captain or consider recent plans to develop newly opened northern shores. Cynicism deflects our discussion of climate...
What winter? The East shivers and Alaska basks in spring-like weather

...temperatures would be 20 to 30 degrees below zero, instead of the current plus temperatures, said George Ahmaogak, a Barrow whaling captain and mayor of the North Slope Borough.
In rural Alaska, fuel costs now matter of survival a source of growing angst, knowing gas for the next year could be in the $7 to $8 a gallon range. Said Barrow whaling captain Jacob Adams: "We could be going back to dog teams if we can't afford the cost of gas for subsistence hunting...
Searchers find body of whaling captain

ANCHORAGE - The body of a prominent Barrow whaling captain has been found by search crews. Eighty-six-year-old Arnold Brower Sr. was reported missing Monday. He had been on a trip...


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