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Indonesia: The Last Whale Hunters by Luke Duggelby (38 images)

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The Indonesian village of Lamalera has hunted whales, sharks and dolphins for the last 500 years. Their method is to leap from a small wooden boat with a long harpoon made of bamboo and spear the animal. Once brought to shore the animal is divided in to parts and distributed to the community, partly for consumption and partly for exchanging with other inland communities for corn and rice..On the 21 May 2009 at the World Oceans Conference, the Indonesian government officially declared 3.5...
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