1837 Lesser Rorqual Whale Minke whaling

1837 Lesser Rorqual Whale Minke whaling

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Credit: PAUL D STEWART/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 1837 A lesser Rorqual (now more commonly known as Minke whale Balaenoptera acuto-rostrata) beached and tied. from Jardine's "Naturalist's Library", Whales, Volume VI, from artwork of Stewart engraved by W. H. Lizars. Original hand colouring. This small whale is currently the only whale being openly commercially hunted.

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Keywords: 19th century, arctic, balaena, colour, commercial, engraving, extinction, greenland, greenland right, moratorium, mysticetus, rare, traditional, whale, whaling

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