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Whales of New York

From Matt Frassica | Part of the The Briny series | 17:47

Whales are coming back to their old feeding grounds - the busiest shipping channel on the East Coast.

Met_jacob-matham_beached-whale_square_500_small Hundreds of years of hunting decimated whale populations around the world. More than 50 years since global whaling restrictions were put in place, the North Atlantic right whale is still on the verge of extinction. Other species have begun to bounce back – notably humpback whales, which have returned to the waters around New York City. But now they face a new danger: swimming in the East Coast’s busiest shipping lanes.

Links

Gotham Whale

Eric Jay Dolin’s “Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America”

Results from the New York Bight buoy

Music

“Vulcanizing Society” by Barnacled

“Complect for…” by Kosta T

“Denzel Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Emmit Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Helmer Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Zither Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions

The One Who Came Back

From Matt Frassica | Part of the The Briny series | 13:20

Howard Blackburn should have been a statistic. Instead, he became a hero.

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Every year, hundreds of Gloucester fishermen went to sea and never returned. Howard Blackburn should have been one of them. His story of survival against the odds made him a local hero, but he didn’t stop there. He went on to perform one of the great feats of seafaring - and then he did it again.


Music

“Emmit Sprak” by Blue Dot Sessions

“Freezing” by David Szesztay

“Celadon” by Podington Bear

“In My Head” by Podington Bear

“Sad Cyclops” by Podington Bear

“Skeptic” by Podington Bear


Links

Cape Ann Museum

Three Sheets to the Wind