Gravure uit de 18e eeuw met Nederlandse walvisvaarders jagend op Groenlandse walvissen bij het eiland Jan Mayen. Op de achtergrond is de vulkaan Beerenberg te zien.

The Lost Whales

Especially in the early days of whaling, before technological advances made tactics more effective, whalers were prone to losing whales. A surprising proportion of whales were wounded or killed, but then lost at sea.

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