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2011-02-16 08:00:00

Japanese whalers have suspended their annual Antarctic hunt, citing harassment by an environmental group that has been working to block their fleet's ships, various media outlets are reporting. According to BBC News, the hunt has been temporarily halted due to safety concerns, and Frank Zeller of the AFP notes that those overseeing the whale hunt are considering ending the yearly event early due to interference of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Japanese Fisheries Agency official...

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2010-01-06 09:30:00

A technologically advanced powerboat whose goal was to distract and irritate Japanese whalers sustained heavy damage in its first swim Wednesday, severely raising hostilities between the warring groups. The Ady Gil trimaran was recruited by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society activists for this whaling season, and was inflicted with "catastrophic damage." The crew, who was launching stink bombs at the whalers, was not harmed and was picked up by Sea Shepherd's Bob Barker ship. Activists...


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holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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