Have you ever wondered about how narwhal tastes different from beluga? Now you can learn about this and more through interviews with Inuit hunters. And you don’t even have to know Inuktitut. With a new feature released by the Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge for the Arctic (ELOKA) team, the English translations of many interviews with Inuit elders and hunters are integrated alongside the video presentation. These interviews highlight the research conducted by the Narwhal Tusk Research Project in Baffin Bay.
To see the data set and its collection of interviews regarding narwhal behavior, migration, tusk differences and more, visit the ELOKA Web site at http://eloka-arctic.org/communities/narwhal/interviews.html.
Above: Screenshot of the ELOKA web site playing an interview with hunter Cornelius Nutarak.