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Getting Up Close and Personal with Kodiak’s Whales


Marine mammal researcher Bree Witteveen takes aim with her air rifle at a humpback whale just offshore of Spruce Cape Friday. The air rifle fires a dart that samples the whale’s skin and blubber. Marine Advisory Program researchers have a special federal permit (NMFS Federal Research Permit # 14296) to approach the whales so closely and to collect the samples. …

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