The Fur Seals and Other Life of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, in 1914 by Wilfred Hudson Osgood

The Fur Seals and Other Life of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, in 1914

byWilfred Hudson Osgood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...employment. The partial or entire support of some of these people must eventually be borne by the Government. Unalaska was formerly the center of a prosperous sea-otter trade, and later the scene of much activity by reason of its being a stopping place for vessels bound for northern Alaska, but is now of little importance as a port, and its inhabitants are much reduced in circumstances. To such a community a portion of the seal meat which might be wasted on the Pribilofs, only 200 miles away, would be of the utmost importance. It is also by no means unlikely that a market for a, quantity of the surplus meat, which is very nourishing and not unpalatable, might be found among the poorer classes in the cities of the west coast of the United States. A further important advantage to be gained by the use of cold storage would be found in the possibility of limiting the driving and killing of seals to the season when females are not associated with the young males. The accidental and very undesirable killing of even a few cows might thus be almost entirely avoided. ROOKERY IMPROVEMENTS. Some work in improving the ground on several of the breeding rookeries should be done. This is a matter which has been frequently discussed, but very little has been accomplished. The perpetuation of the series of marked rocks to facilitate the taking and recording of observations is also important. Marked rocks.--On each of the rookeries is a series of rocks marked by numbers put on with white paint, the work of the Coast and Geodetic Survey. These rocks serve as landmarks for locating and recording the harems and the boundaries of hauling grounds. Many of the numbers, from long exposure to the weather, are becoming obliterated and in some cases can no longer be deciphered. Since ...

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Title:The Fur Seals and Other Life of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska, in 1914Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217760856

ISBN - 13:9780217760850

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