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A pilot whale's blubber is cut off  to begin its slaughter at the Seaman's Day celebration in Klaksvík on August 21, 2010.  After a kill, the meat and blubber of the pilot whales is divided up between everyone in the community.  Although whale once made up a large part of the Faroese diet, growing concerns over mercury levels and changing cultural tastes means that people are consuming significantly less of it today.