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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish9732

Tallying of barrels of oil taken with capture of each sperm whale. The largest yield was 150 barrels while the average yield was 76 barrels. From the Bark OHIO out of New Bedford tallying take from 1875 until 1878. The small bottles contain whale oil samples.

Image ID: fish9732, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Connecticut, Mystic Seaport
Photo Date: 1967 September
Photographer: S. Shapiro, BCF
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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