Kayak (model), Norton Sound, Alaska, 1910

Extremely light, flexible, and fast, wooden-framed kayaks are covered with walrus or sea-lion skin. Kayakers hunting marine mammals in the open sea needed navigational skill and strength as well as knowledge of animal behavior.
National Museum of Natural History

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

gene carl feldman (gene@seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov) (301) 286-9428

Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)