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Nunavut hunters catch first bowhead whale in a century

Clyde River, Nunavut, residents are celebrating a successful bowhead whale hunt, after catching their first in recent memory during the long weekend. The whale didn’t put up much of a fight, says Iqarialuk, but there was a dangerous encounter.  “When they struck the whale, the whale flipped its tail and hit the boat. the hunters were in mid air, luckily they all landed back in the canoe,” Piungituk said. <Read more here> 07:16

Clyde River, Nunavut to hunt first bowhead whale in a century, “We are all getting excited as the harvest time is getting closer,”

A group of hunters in Clyde River, Nunavut has been selected to take part in the first bowhead whale hunt in over 100 years. Commercial whalers depleted the bowhead whale population to near extinction by the early 1900s. By 2008, the federal government asserted that bowhead whales were as abundant as they had been before commercial whaling took off. Read more here 09:15