A brief history of Pacific whaling

Story by Matt Winters Yankee whalers had a devastating impact on Pacific marine mammals, cleaning out one pocket of whales, seals, and otters after another. Impacts multiplied after the great Northwest coast whaling grounds were discovered in 1838, according to “A History of the American Whale Fishery,” (1907) by Walter Sheldon Tower. When highly lucrative […]

Spectacular sea mammals

  Story by Matt Winters Growing up in the vicinity of Yellowstone, on weekend drives in the country we used to have family competitions to be first to shout out about large wildlife. Pronghorn antelope were barely worth mentioning, while spying a bull moose down in the willows might be worth an extra slice of […]