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WHALER, mar. law. A vessel employed in the whale fishery.
     2. It is usual for the owner of the vessel, the captain and crew, to divide the profits in just proportions, under an agreement similar to the contract Di Colonna. (q.v.)

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THE bronze whaler shark (carharhinus bruchyurus) is also known as a copper shark because of its colour.
WHALING ships once operated out of Liverpool but it was never a major industry in the port - at its height around 1788 there were 21 vessels registered as whalers.
For the first time in seven decades, with cheers and ceremony, the Makah welcomed whalers home.
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The high-seas face-off between Japanese whalers and Sea Shepherd was a rapid escalation of the annual contest between the fleet that carries out Japan's controversial whale hunt in Antarctic waters and conservationists who want the practice stopped.
The thugs from the warship intended to impress the crew of the whaler into the service of the King.
The first model to feature Raymarine electronics is the all new 370 Outrage, the largest Boston Whaler to date, which combines the finest in fishing and comfort features in a spacious layout.
It was pretty common for young doctors to gain experience and a little bit of adventure by joining a whaler.
Known for its rugged durability, performance, smooth ride and "unsinkability," Boston Whaler has been the talk of boating enthusiasts and the boating industry for decades.
And there's the fact that it inspired ``Moby Dick'' - Herman Melville, then a crew member on another whaler, read accounts by one of the few survivors and even met the captain of the doomed ship.
The Sea Pro, Sea Boss and Palmetto brands will join with Brunswick's Boston Whaler to form a new Saltwater Boat Group, based in Edgewater, Fla.