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NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Catalog of Images

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Salmon fingerlings at Leavenworth hatchery
Washington, Leavenworth Hatchery
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Chum salmon eggs
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Salmon propagation. Female chinook salmon have been killed and laid out for spawn removal.
Washington, Big White Salmon Hatchery
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Salmon being readied for market
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Salmon climbing ladder
1969 September
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Salmon climbing ladder
1969 September
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Steam whale catcher GLOBE III at Coal Harbor, British Columbia
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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Gray whale marking dart. Experimental markers to visually follow the the same whale for great distances. Roll of 4-inch wide, 3-ft. long vinyl streamer wrapped in roll to unfurl on side of whale after penetration of dart from cross-bow arrow.
California, La Jolla
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Flensing a 78-foot long blue whale. Black baleen at left.
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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Split-shank harpoons with 2-inch bottlenose harpoon without bomb head and 3 inch regular harpoon with bomb head weighing 157 pounds.
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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Blue whale with two harpoons. The gun is a bofors breechloader.
Canada, British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Strait 1951 August
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Harpooning a blue whale
Canada, British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Strait 1951 August
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Blue whale blowing under bow of catcher boat
Canada, British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Strait 1951 August
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78-foot female blue whale on flensing slip.
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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Flensing a male sperm whale.
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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Dissecting a sperm whale on the meat loft.
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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Biologist measuring a whale fetus.
California
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Harpoon gunner at station on Chilean whaling vessel.
Chile
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Humpback whale (Megaptera novae angliae), 37-foot female being readied for flensing. Note barnacles (Coronula diadema) at anterior end.
Alaska, Aleutian Islands, Akutan
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On the lookout for whale spouts from the crow's nest.
British Columbia 1951 August
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A humpback whale breaks the surface after it has been harpooned.
British Columbia 1951 August
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A hunter-killer boat on the way to the whaling grounds.
British Columbia 1951 August
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Firing the harpoon gun. When a hit is made, a charge in the head of the harpoon explodes in the whale.
British Columbia 1951 August
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Harpoon gunner in position to fire harpoon into whale.
British Columbia 1951 August
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When a whale is killed, it is brought alongside the hunter-killer boat and inflated with air to keep it afloat.
Canada, British Columbia, Queen Charlotte Strait 1951 August
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Cutting strips of blubber after a whale is brought to a shore processing facility. The strips are then cut into smaller pieces for the boilers which extract whale oil. Oil is also extracted from the meat and bones; oil is also extracted from the meat and bones; what is left is made into fertilizer.
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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At a processing facility the carcass of the whale is stripped of its outer layer of fat, or blubber. Cuts are made with sharp knives along the length of the body, and the whole strip is then peeled off by power winch. This is called flensing.
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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The whaling station at Coal Harbor, at the northwest tip of Vancouver Island.
Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor 1951 August
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Image from an investigation of Florida commercial sponges
1956 September
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Elephant ear sponge - specimen from Mediterranean Sea
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Grass sponge - specimen from Bahama Islands
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Glove sponge
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Key grass sponge - specimen from Florida
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Sheepswool sponge - specimen from Florida Keys. Craters or oscula very prominent. Weight 5.5 ounces dry. Diameter - 12 inches.
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Simocea sponge - specimen from Mediterranean Sea
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Toilet sponge - specimen from Mediterranean Sea
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Turkey cup sponge - specimen from Mediterranean Sea
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Velvet sponge - specimen from Cuba
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Velvet sponge - specimen from Bahamas
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Starfish (Pycnopodia helianthoides)
Alaska, King Cove
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Starfish (Pycnopodia helianthoides)
Alaska, King Cove
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Student measuring starfish
Massachusetts, Woods Hole
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Aggregation of starfish on oyster bed
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Starfish (Asterias forbesi)
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Starfish (Asterias forbesi)
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Starfish, a predator of shellfish
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Starfish shellfish predators
Connecticut, Milford BCF Laboratory
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Gunner and starfish off the Delaware coast
Delaware
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Line drawings of a variety of echinoderms and coelenterates
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Harvesting Alaska's fish crop. Conservation of this resource is a responsibility of the U.S. Government, discharged throught the Interior Department. Regulations governing seasons and methods of fishing are announced annually by the Secretary of the Interior, and are administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service ( Picture and caption circa 1950.)

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