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Antarctica and today
Antarctica and today's Whaling
Antarctic whaling began on a large scale in 1904 with the building of a whale processing station at Grytviken, South Georgia. A number of shore-based stations were in operation under some kind of regulation on the catches very shortly after this. In 1925, the first "factory ships" were built so that whaling could take place entirel ...
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  • Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) decomposing on an island off Nuuk, Greenland
  • Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) decomposing on an island off Nuuk, Greenland
  • Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) decomposing on an island off Nuuk, Greenland
  • Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) decomposing on an island off Nuuk, Greenland
  • Eyeball of a Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus), whale slaughtering island off Nuuk, Greenland
  • Swimming in Front of the Remains of former Whaling Station, Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Remains from the Norwegian Whaling Station on Deception Island,  South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Grave of a Norwegian Carpenter working at the former Whaling Station on Deception Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Remains from the Norwegian Whaling Station on Deception Island,  South Shetland Islands, Antarctica
  • Fin Whale (Balaenoptera physalus) decomposing on an island off Nuuk, Greenland