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Title: Seal and salmon fisheries and general resources of Alaska
Year: 1898 (1890s)
Authors: Jordon, David Starr, 1851-1931 Elliott, Henry Wood, 1846-1930 Maynard, Washburn, 1844- Jackson, Sheldon, 1834-1909 Morris, William Gouverneur, d. 1884 Petroff, Ivan, b. 1842 Townsend, Charles Haskins, 1859-1944 True, Frederick William, 1858-1914 Brice, John J Stejneger, Leonhard, 1851-1943 United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Special Agents Division
Subjects: Bering Sea controversy Sealing Fisheries
Publisher: Washington : Govt. Printing Office
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
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he whole short marine journey is en-livened by the gambols and aquatic evolutions of fur-seal convoys to the bidar-rah, which sport joyously and fearlessly round and roiind his craft as she is rowedlustily ahead by the natives; the fur seals then of all classes, holluschickie,principally, pop their dark heads up out of the sea, rising neck and shoulders erectabove the surface, to peer and ogle at him and at his boat, diving quickly to reap-pear just ahead or right behind, hardly beyond striking distance from the oars.These gymnastics of Callorhinus are not wholly performed thus in silence, for itusually snorts and chuckles with hearty reiteration. The sea lions up here also manifest much the same marine interest, and givethe voyager an exhibition quite similar to the one which I have just spoken of,when a small boat is rowed in the neighborhood of its shore rookery; it is not,however, so bold, confident, and social as the fur seal under the circumstances, 11 Monograph —SEAL-ISLANDS.
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PELAGIC ATTITUDES OF THE FUR-SEAL. 1. Position -when sleeping. 2. Position in rising to breathe, survey, etc. 3. Positions in scratching, etc. 4. Dolphin jumps. The village of St. Paul in the distance, and the Black Bluffs to the right on the middle ground. ALASKA. INDUSTRIES. 107 whale or tlie saw-tipped teeth of the Japan shark. As they sleep inthe water off the Straits of Fiica and the northwest coast as far asDixons Sound, the Indians belonging to that region surprise themwith spears and rifle, capturing quite a number every year, ghieflypups and yearlings. Encysted bullets, arkows, etc., in fur seals.—On the killinggrounds at St. George, in June, 1873, the natives would frequently callmy attention to seals that they were skinning, in the hides of whichbuckshot were embedded and encysted just under the skin in theblubber. From one animal I picked out fifteen shot, and the holeswhich the}^ must have made in the skin were so entirely liepJed overas not to leave the faintest trace
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