Bowhead Whale Podcast from EOL

One Species at a Time Podcast Series from the Encyclopedia of Life:  Bowhead Whale, Balaena mysticetus

Writer Karen Romano Young takes an icebreaker to Barrow, Alaska, to join in the festival of Naluqatak and learn about the intimate relationship between the Inupiat Eskimos and the bowhead whale. Listen as she tells Ari Daniel Shapiro how the whole community turns out for whale hunt, how the bowhead nourishes the Inupiat, both physically and spiritually—and how the hunt is proving to be an unexpected gift to scientists.  Listen to the podcast on the Encyclopedia of Life Learning + Education website, meet the featured scientists and find intriguing extra audio, video and images!

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