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19 November 2019 / Arctic Sounder / Shady Grove Oliver

Utqiagvik celebrates first whale of season in November

Utqiaġvik, Alaska, United States

It's been a challenging year for whalers in Utqiagvik. Crews started going out in September, but found the bowheads weren't appearing in their usual concentrations in the waters closer to shore. On the water Nov. 16 Panigiuq Crew landed the first whale of the season for Utqiagvik, later than many people can remember ever bringing one in before.

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