Seal hunting
Seal hunting, or sealing, is the personal or commercial hunting of seals. Seal hunting is currently practiced in eight countries: Canada, where most of the world's seal hunting takes place, Namibia, G...
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Watch As Nimble Seal Escapes Jaws Of Great White-Video
Video shot earlier this week by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy shows a great white chasing a seal, with both leaping out of the water during the life-or-death chase. As the video, captured off ...
2008 Canadian commercial seal hunt
Canada's 2008 annual commercial seal hunt in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and around Newfoundland, Quebec and Nova Scotia began on March 28. The hunting season lasts from mid-November to mid-May, but the ...
Fur farming
Fur farming is the practice of breeding or raising certain types of animals for their fur.Fur used from animals caught in the wild is not considered farmed fur, and is instead known as 'wild fur'.Most...
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Fur clothing
Fur clothing is clothing made of furry animal hides. Fur is one of the oldest forms of clothing; thought to have been widely used as hominids first expanded outside of Africa. Some view fur as luxurio...
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Sealant
Sealant is a substance used to block the passage of gases or liquids through the surface or joints or openings in materials, a type of mechanical seal. In building construction sealant is sometimes s...
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List of types of fur
This list of types of fur describes the characteristics of types of fur used in fur clothing.
Beaver fur has long been used in making muffs, stoles, collars, trimmings, and felt for hats.
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Sealers' War
The Sealers' War, also known as the "War of the Shirt", was a conflict in southern New Zealand that started in 1810. It was started by a Māori chief, after he stole a red shirt, a knife and several o...
Quest (ship)
The Quest, a low-powered, schooner-rigged steamship that sailed from 1917 until sinking in 1962, is best known as the polar exploration vessel of the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition of 1921-1922. It was...
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Betsey (ship)
The Betsey was a ship that was abandoned off the coast of New Zealand in 1815.On 28 December 1814, the Betsey under the command of Philip Goodenough left Sydney for Macquarie Island where the ship a...
James Byers
James Byers was a New York shipowner, merchant and sealer, originally from Springfield, Massachusetts.Byers sent a four-vessel sealing fleet to the South Shetland Islands in 1820-21. He also lobbied ...
Ragged-jacket
A ragged-jacket (or, occasionally, "raggedy-jacket") is the name given to a harp or grey seal pup when it is undergoing its first moult, and the intermediate stage between a "whitecoat" and a "beater"...
Fur Farming (Prohibition) Act 2000
The Fur Farming (Prohibition) Act 2000 (c. 33) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom to "prohibit the keeping of animals solely or primarily for slaughter for the value of their fur" in En...
John Boultbee
John Boultbee (3 September 1799 – 1854) was born at Bunny, Nottinghamshire, England. He was the ninth and youngest son of Sarah Elizabeth Lane and her husband, Joseph Boultbee, minor Nottinghamshire g...
Thomas Chaseland
Thomas Chaseland (c.1803–5 June 1869) was a New Zealand sealer, whaler and pilot. He was born in Australia on c.1803.
Arthur Jackman
Arthur Jackman (1843 – 31 January 1907) was a Newfoundland sealing captain.Born in Renews, Newfoundland, Jackman was the son of Captain Thomas Jackman and the brother of William Jackman. In...
George Powell (mariner)
George Powell (died 1823) was an English sealer, explorer and amateur naturalist. He captained three sealing expeditions to the Antarctic Ocean between 1818 and 1822. During the first expedition, in ...
William Jackman
William Jackman (20 May 1837 – 25 February 1877) was a Newfoundland sealing captain and sailing master.Jackman was born in Renews, Newfoundland. Like his younger brother Arthur, Jackman com...
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Whitecoat
A whitecoat is a newborn harp or grey seal with soft, white fur.
Newborn seals have yellow fur because of amniotic fluid, and are still wet. When the pup dries, it is called a yellowcoat. The amni...
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SS Sagona
SS Sagona was a passenger and freight ferry used by the Newfoundland government ferry service on its northern coastal routes between the island of Newfoundland and the coast of Labrador. Sagona was pr...
James Caddell
James Caddell (c. 1794–c.1826) was a New Zealand Pākehā Māori, sealer and interpreter. In late 1810 Caddell was the only survivor of a boat crew from the sealer Sydney Cove at the mouth of the C...
Terra Nova (ship)
Terra Nova was a whaler and polar expedition ship. She is best known for carrying the 1910 British Antarctic Expedition, Robert Falcon Scott's last expedition.
Terra Nova (Latin for Newfoundland) ...
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Matthew Brisbane
Matthew Brisbane (1787–1833) was an Antarctic explorer, sealer and a notable figure in the early history of the Falkland Islands. A compatriot of famous explorers such as Weddell, Ross and Fitzroy, h...
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Seal hunting in Namibia
Seal culling in Namibia is a contentious issues, with animal rights groups opposing the practise as brutal, but the government supporting it and claiming the seal population may damage the fishing ind...
SS Newfoundland
SS Newfoundland was a sealing ship which lost 78 sealers on the ice during extreme weather conditions in March 1914 which claimed lives from three sealing ships in an event known as the 1914 Newfoundl...
William Tucker (settler)
William Tucker (c. 16 May 1784 – December 1817) was a British convict, a sealer, a trader in human heads, an Otago settler, and New Zealand’s first art dealer.Tucker is the man who stole a preserved M...
My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers
My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers is a 2005 National Film Board of Canada documentary film by Newfoundland filmmaker Anne Troake, which explores her own family's ties to the seal hunt and seeks ...
Fur trade
The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal fur. Since the establishment of a world fur market in the early modern period, furs of boreal, polar and cold temper...
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SS Vega (1872)
SS Vega was a Swedish barque, built in Bremerhaven Germany in 1872. She was the first ship to complete a voyage through the Northeast Passage, and the first vessel to circumnavigate the Eurasian conti...
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