Friday, September 23, 2005

Makah whalers observe Russians on hunt :

"Makah whalers witnessed the killing of three gray whales during a hunt this month off the far eastern Russian region of Chukotka. Two tribal members and Nathan Pamplin, tribal marine mammal biologist, joined the expedition in the North Pacific Ocean as observers. ``We were observing their hunt,'' Ben Johnson Jr., Makah tribal chairman, said Thursday, ``seeing how they did their whaling.''"