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Harpoon Article Expansion[edit]

I came to this article so I could accurately depict an ancient harpoon, and was surprised by the size of the article. I've seen whole websites devoted to whaling by harpoons. Unfortunately, I don't know much about harpoons, so I can't expand this myself. If you know a lot about harpoons and whaling, please expand this article. - Omnimmotus 21:29, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Rorquals "invulnerable" to hand-held harpoons?[edit]

The Japanese hunted rorquals using nets and hand-held harpoons. Also, during the early modern era, a pram was lowered from the whale catcher to finish off whales, including rorquals, using hand-held lances. Jonas Poole (talk) 02:23, 5 March 2008 (UTC)

more information needed[edit]

Other important developments such as poison harpoons, and self propelled harpoons (rocket harpoons) are all missing from the article. they were important in the development of the harpoon, and should be mentioned. the website has some very good and extensive information on them, as well as harpoons in general. (talk) 23:34, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Not Just Whaling[edit]

Harpoons aren't just used for whale fishing. Considering that this article is within the "fisheries" category, I would imagine that it can also include the Bluefin Tuna harpoon style of fishing that exists in the US Northern Atlantic, among the Maine and Cape Cod fishermen. (talk) 15:47, 13 June 2013 (UTC)