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August 20, 2021

SEA’s Dr. Richard King Examines Marginalized Voices in Maritime Environmental History

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SEA Faculty in PRINT
Diverse Voices from our Maritime Past
By Richard King, SEA Visiting Associate Professor, Maritime History and Literature
and  David Anderson, University of Louisville
Oceanus
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Aug. 19, 2021

"WHOI biologist and veterinarian Michael Moore has studied the North Atlantic right whale for twenty-five years. Regularly working to monitor the populations of these critically endangered animals and to help free individuals from entanglements in fishing gear, Moore is often out at sea directly beside the animals. Yet in his new book We Are All Whalers: The Plight of Whales and Our Responsibility (2021), he takes his reader far from the range of this species to the Pacific Arctic, to Utqiagvik, Alaska, to visit with Iñupiaq whale hunters and learn from their traditional knowledge of bowhead whale biology. Moore listened to audio recordings of whaling captains compiled and collected as part of Project Jukebox, a digital archive of oral histories, maps, and texts curated by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program."

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