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NOAA Photo Library Image - fish9858

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.

Image ID: fish9858, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Canada, British Columbia, Coal Harbor
Photo Date: 1951 August
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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