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The Islands and The Whales: Trailer

Preview: Season 30 Episode 16 | 2m 30s

On the isolated North Atlantic archipelago of the Faroe Islands, the longtime hunting practices of the Faroese are threatened by dangerously high mercury levels in the whales, decimated seabird populations and anti-whaling activists. The Faroe islanders consider themselves a canary in the mine, their tale a warning to the rest of the world.

Aired: 09/25/17

Rating: NR

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