Gray Whales Could Soon be Targets of Tribal Whales Hunts

March 9, 2015 9:59 PM

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Gray whales could soon be the targets of tribal whale hunts as the NOAA currently considers making the practice legal once again.

Normally, the Marine Mammal Protection Act protects whale species such as the gray whale from human predation. This includes organized hunts by the Makah Indian tribe, for example, an indigenous people of the Northwest Plateau in Washington state. Despite their 2,000-year whaling tradition, in the l...

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