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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John Rodolphus Kent
John Rodolphus Kent (died 1 January 1837) was a Royal Navy officer and trader who settled in New Zealand in 1827. He first started sailing to New Zealand from Port Jackson (Sydney) in New South Wales ...
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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...
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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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 ...
Hakapik
A hakapik is a club, of Norwegian design, used for killing seals. The hakapik is a multipurpose hunting tool—a heavy wooden club, with a hammer head (used to crush a seal's skull), and a hook (used to...
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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 ...
Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Act 2002
The Fur Farming (Prohibition) (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 10) is an Act of the Scottish Parliament "to prohibit the keeping of animals solely or primarily for slaughter for the value of their fur". It re...
Active (ship)
For other ships of the same name, see HMS Active, USCGC Active, USRC Active, and USS Active.The Active was a ship that disappeared in the Tasman Sea in 1810.The Active was a brigantine sealer under ...
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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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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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L'Acadien II
L'Acadien II was a Canadian-registered fishing vessel that capsized and sank on March 29, 2008. The vessel was being towed by Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Sir William Alexander off Cape Breton, No...
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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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...
MV Arctic Sunrise
Arctic Sunrise is an ice-strengthened vessel operated by Greenpeace. The vessel was built in 1975 and has a gross tonnage of 949, a length of 50.5 metres (166 ft) and a maximum speed of 13 knots ...
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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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