National Geographic : 1908 Dec
cr2 O C PhotobyA.W. McCurdy, Victoria, B.C. SCENE AT THE WHALING STATION, SECHAR. ON THE WEST COAST OF VANCOUVER ISLAND The little white specks seen on the body of the whales are barnacles. These are humpbackedwhales. They are much dilated by air, which was pumped into them as soon as they were killed, so that they would float highinthe water and thus beeasily towed.