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Whaling's Gruesome Catch (PHOTOS)

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Text and photos from LIFE.COM, which you can visit for much, much more.

As part of HuffPost Green's Our Oceans project, we've partnered with LIFE to bring you images of both the glory and sad realities of our oceans. This LIFE exclusive takes us through the whaling process in Chiba, Japan, from the catching of the whale all the way to the plate.

WARNING: THE IMAGES THAT FOLLOW ARE BRUTAL, BLOODY, AND NOT FOR THE SQUEAMISH.

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