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Boy, 9, may be youngest to harpoon, kill a whale

...using a darting gun. The weapon is a harpoon with an apparatus that fires an explosive...wanted Paul to go up front and throw the harpoon in again. Put another bomb into it...age," Pebley said. Brower aimed the harpoon for the boy and told him when and where...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101309/sta_504191869.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Whale hunt in Canadian Arctic sparks debate 7/13/98

...with an explosive-tipped harpoon, two dozen Inuit in the Canadian...hauled ashore - riddled with harpoons and bullet wounds - it was...honor of throwing the first harpoon. Pangnirtung's hunters will...be armed with an exploding harpoon fired from a shoulder-mounted...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071398/whale.html
On the Trails: What happens when animals eat poisons?

...extracts of this plant (genus Aconitum) have been used, historically, by hunters that coated their arrow points, spears, or harpoons with such material, not to mention its use by human murderers. The toxins are very quick-acting, and symptoms begin to...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-11/trails-what-happens-when-animals-eat
Outdoors
On the Trails: Recycling weaponry

...themselves with specialized cells (nematocysts) that fire minute harpoons or tangling nets that deter some would-be consumers. Certain...projections squeeze out the nematocysts, which discharge their tiny harpoons or nets. How well this deters predators is not entirely clear...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-09-18/trails-recycling-weaponry
Outdoors
Portrait in 3-D

The hunter stands ready, harpoon and knife at hand, in the Alaska State Museum. The hunter is a...scaled to size, as accessories for her figures, a knife and harpoon for one, a wooden bench for another, a pulpit for yet another...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/013102/Thi_frank.shtml
ThisWeek
The halibut that didn't want to get away

...in the rod holder so I could grab the harpoon. Everything worked as planned and I soon...under the surface ready for me to sink a harpoon. Well, almost ready. I normally release...port side where I had the rod holder and harpoon ready. Remarkably, the fish cooperated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070603/out_halibut.shtml
Outdoors
Aleutian museum opens this month

...archaeologist, Rick Knecht still marvels at the prehistoric artifacts he finds in the Aleutians. The stone blades, barbed harpoons and tiny charms he digs up date from a time before the pyramids of Egypt. And as he brushes the dirt from these treasures...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082099/Loc_alutian.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...archaeologist, Rick Knecht still marvels at the prehistoric artifacts he finds in the Aleutians. The stone blades, barbed harpoons and tiny charms he digs up date from a time before the pyramids of Egypt. And as he brushes the dirt from these treasures...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082099/Loc_alutian.shtml
Eskimos turn to supersonic grenade for killing whales

...chairs the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission's weapons improvement program. Brower trains Native whaling captains to handle a harpoon-launched grenade loaded with penthrite, a World War I-era explosive used in demolition. "They love it," Brower said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110705/sta_20051107009.shtml
News
Worn suitcase holds treasure for Museum of the Aleutians

...one end" turned out to be a harpoon. And "ivory adze with fire-starting...There were toggling and barbed harpoons, antler and bone hunting darts...of a system used to attach a harpoon to a kayak. "There is so...cut into its side. "This harpoon point, this is something new...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021102/sta_aritfacts.shtml
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