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After we toast to Shackleton's great accomplishment on South Georgia, some of us take a guided tour of Grytviken's whaling station. It was both interesting to hear about the whaling industry and horrifying to learn how many whales were killed during this time. (I know that many of the alternatives to whale products hadn't been discovered yet, so we can't judge the industry too harshly. One of the mayors (?) of Grytviken at some point tried to make the whaling industry at this location more efficient (though not more sustainable) after he noticed how wasteful the whale oil process was, so that's something positive.)

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