Caribbean Islanders Still Harpooning Whales

By permission of the International Whaling Commission, native Bequia islanders in the southeastern Caribbean are still allowed to practice a trade learned from 19th-century Yankee whalers — hunting humpback whales with harpoons. “On his left leg, there’s the scar of a rope burn that went right down to the bone. His eyes, bloodshot from age and the glare of the sun, focus on a point just above my shoulder and about 500 miles distant.” Sebastian Junger in Outside magazine.

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