Owing to the glutting of the market at Canton, the sea-otter had not sold well.
For many years Belkoffski was the centre of the sea-otter trade.
In May, the Koniagas set out in two-oared baidarkas 77 for distant islands, in search of sea-otter.
"sea-otter" it was known to the English and American hunters.
Of marine mammals the most characteristic are the sea-lion, fur-seal, sea-otter and harbour-seal.
The chief of the Nootkas presented Cook with a sea-otter cloak.
The sea-otter is always hunted by parties of from four to twenty bidarkas, each manned by two hunters.
The hostiles had saved loot of some two thousand sea-otter skins.
The sea-otter hunt was forgotten in the impending catastrophe to the entire brigade.
It was at this time that the sea-otter was introduced into the markets for China.