National Geographic : 1948 Jan
Seal Hunting Off Jan Mayen (O nati OllaI lieograplle oClCy itlachronle by Ole 1'ricle HacKier Baby Seal on Hunter's Knee Will Give His "Shirt" to Adorn a Fashionable Lady Hooded seal youngsters are called "bluebacks." because of their soft, blue-gray fur. Ole Friele Backer of Oslo voyaged with Norwegian sealers to ice fields off Jan Mayen Island to picture the annual spring hunt of harp (or Greenland) and hooded seals. Three weeks' catch by 31 ships was 60.000 seals, mostly babies.