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a sea boat used to hunt whales
This picture shows whalers from the past doing their job

A whaler is a person who hunts whales, or the boat they use. They hunt whales for their oil, made from their fat, called blubber, and the meat. Today, there is a treaty which bans the hunt of some whale species. Most countries signed the treaty. A few countries still hunt whales for research purposes. Among those countries are Norway, Iceland and Japan.

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