Title: Science of the sea. An elementary handbook of practical oceanography for travellers, sailors, and yachtsmen
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Challenger Society Fowler, G. Herbert (George Herbert), 1861-1940
Subjects: Oceanography Ocean
Publisher: London, John Murray
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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sure of the Norwegianfishery, the local fishermen asserting that the slaughterof the whales diminished their catch of fish ; but theNorwegian whale fishers carried their trade elsewhereto Faeroe, Iceland, Scotland, Newfoundland, and morerecently to a number of stations in the Southern Ocean,the Falklands, South Georgia, South Orkney, andelsewhere. In Shetland there are now four stations,and there is another at Bunavenader, in Harris ; thereare also one or two in Ireland. The method of fishingis everywhere the same, by means of small steamersarmed with a powerful harpoon gun. The whales aretowed ashore, and their carcasses are rapidly disposedof with the aid of elaborate machinery. The following table shows the catch in Scotland inrecent years : SCOTTISH WHALING RETURNS 393 Q > £ a tf en ft . O. C^ t>- st-vO O m COco O 00 ^ C^GO M M CO O OicofOH moo o tN h O NN COH CO J>> in
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