Subject:

Bering Strait

  • Culture

    June 2, 2005

    Long, Strange Trips

    Dispatches from the world of travel writing

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Conundrum

    At the same time hundreds of dead gray whales were washing up on beaches, their birthrate was plunging. Theories abound, but little hard data has been gathered to solve this environmental puzzle.

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Survival

    When the captain brought the journalist along on the whale hunt, the elders predicted trouble. The elders were right. The whale tried to kill them all.

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Dying Breeds

    Siberian Eskimos on the edge of the Earth and the brink of starvation saved their lives and their culture by reviving the lost tradition of whale hunting. Now they worry the gray whales are poisoned.

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