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Nunavut hunters harvest 230 narwhal trapped in ice – ‘These whales were just waiting to drown and die,’

Hunters in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, have harvested 230 narwhal that were trapped in ice and had no chance of survival. A hunter first heard the whales under the ice in mid-November, according to the local hunters and trappers association.  Then, about two weeks ago, hunters using hydrophones — microphones for listening to underwater sound — heard the narwhal and started the search for them. The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board said the narwhal got stuck when the sea ice formed in the area and they had no chance of survival. Read the article here 09:51

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