Whaler facts for kids
A whaler is a person who hunts whales, or the boat they use. They hunt whales for their oil, made from their fat, called blubber, and the meat. Today, there is a treaty which bans the hunt of some whale species. Most countries signed the treaty. A few countries still hunt whales for research purposes. Among those countries are Norway, Iceland and Japan.
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A steam-powered whale catcher with harpoon cannon from Sept-Îles (Quebec), about 1900.
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