Bowhead Whale expert Craig George talks about the successful recovery of the western arctic bowhead population and a lifetime of bowhead studies.
Craig , is now Senior Wildlife Biologist for the North Slope Borough. Here he talks about how he came to Barrow in 1977 and then to his bowhead whale research and the bowhead census that helped him and other researchers quantify the bowhead population in the Arctic
More about the whale census that has helped researchers verify what the Inupiat have said all along: that the bowhead population is increasing.
Craig talks about adopting the Eskimo techniques for safety on the ice during the whale census. Here he talks about polar bears in camp out on the ice and other difficulties….
Craig talks about the uniqueness of raising a family in the high Arctic with its vibrant whaling culture, dog mushing, good friends. His two sons, Luke and Sam, got to take part in Eskimo festivals; they ran rivers and hunted and fished in pristine places; polar bears wandered through town. Perhaps it was an America […]