AP PHOTOS: Whale catch is survival in Alaska town

November 7, 2014 6:53 AM

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In Barrow, Alaska, it all begins with a euphoric voice over a crackling radio: "Hey, hey, hey!"

The signal from an Inupiat whaling captain in a tiny boat on the grey waters of the Chukchi Sea is heard in nearly every home of this frozen town as far north as you can go in the United States, and its meaning is clearly understood.

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