16 Sep — 2021

The first Europeans to hunt sea cows were members of the Second Kamchatka Expedition, headed by V.Bering. The exhausted team did not immediately start hunting this large animal. The first attempt took place only on May 21, 1742 and was unsuccessful, the boat was damaged, and they tried to hook the animal from the shore.

морская корова Стеллера

Fragment of a map based on  campaign materials of the Second Kamchatka Expedition to the American shore in 1741–1742. Compiled by S. Vaksel and S. Khitrov in 1744 (RGAVMF.F. 1331.Op.…

Заповедная Россия English

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