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Whale Bones - 5 - Gåshamna, Hornsund, Svalbard

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The remains of a bowhead whale skull. This piece is resting half way up a mound that is all that remains of a "blubber oven" where the oils was rendered from whales, the fires being fuelled by whale skin, bone and any other pieces that were not directly useful.


76° 56.7' N, 15° 49.9' E

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