Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Whale-Carcass-in-Alaska-27MZIFVA85EH.htmlConceptually similarWhale Carcass in AlaskaGP04BPICompleted★★★★Whale Carcass in AlaskaGP04BPYCompleted★★★★Inupiat Whale Hunting in AlaskaGP04CR2Completed★★★★Stranded Polar Bears in AlaskaGP04AWVCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CQTCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR1Completed★★★★Subsitence whaling and offshore oilGP04CRFCompleted★★★★Subsitence whaling and offshore oilGP04CRHCompleted★★★★Ancient Graves in AlaskaGP04BQVCompleted★★★★View AllGP04BPWWhale Carcass in AlaskaA whale carcass left by Inupiat whale hunters provides food for the stranded polar bears. For thousands of years the native Inupiat people living above the Arctic Circle in Alaska have depended on hunting bowhead whales and other mammals for their subsistence.Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR)-Kaktovik-United States of AmericaDate:2 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:5616px X 3744pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (email@example.com) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Bones-Bowhead whales-Close ups-Death-Eating-Hunting (activity)-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Sun-Whales-WhalingShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.