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Sea Shepherd, Japanese Whalers Clash For Third Time This Season
2014-03-03 13:43:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what appears to be the result of escalating violence, the anti-whaling activist group Sea Shepherd has claimed that Japanese whalers attacked one of their vessels during a recent clash in the Southern Ocean. According to the environmentalist group, the Japanese ships Yushin Maru and Yushin Maru 3 dragged steel cables across the bow of its vessel the Bob Barker 11 times on Sunday in an attempt to disable the craft. When the Bob...

Sea Shepherd, Japan Whalers Collide At Sea, Blame Game Ensues
2014-02-03 07:14:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In what may be a sequel of last year’s events in the chilly Antarctic waters, two ships collide at sea during the 2014 whaling season. As the annual whale hunt kicks into high gear in the southern ocean, a Japanese whaling ship and one of Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling vessels had a dangerous encounter that fortunately left nobody injured but did cause some minor damage to both ships. After the collision both sides played the...

Sea Shephard Releases Gruesome Whaling Footage
2014-01-06 11:27:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Activists from the Sea Shepherd fleet of anti-whaling vessels revealed video evidence on Monday of the slaughter of four whales by a Japanese fleet. Video and photos released by the conservation group showed what appeared to be three minke whales dead on the deck of the Japanese ship Nisshin Maru. The group said a fourth whale, most likely another minke, was seen being slaughtered from the Sea Shepherd's helicopter as it flew over the...

Steve Irwin, Bob Barker Sea Shepherd Ships Damaged In Clash With Japanese Whaling Vessels
2013-02-20 08:41:31

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The heat has been rising in the Southern Ocean as Japanese whalers and conservationists have been going head-to-head (or keel-to-keel in this case) in an all out war over whale hunting. In the latest clash, the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru has reportedly rammed as many as four conservation ships at sea. Captain Paul Watson, the founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), said on his Facebook page: “The...

2012-11-08 08:27:25

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment, a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced today the release of Whale Wars Season 4 on DVD this month under its exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications. Ride along with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they risk their lives in the most brutal conditions to take on Japanese whaling vessels. Captain Paul Watson leads his team of crazy die-hards on another dangerous campaign to end...

Australia Stops Sea Shepherd From Using Drones
2012-01-03 13:51:55

The Australian government has stopped the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd from using unmanned drones over the Antarctic. The Australian Antarctic Division told the group the drones must have an urgent environmental impact assessment if they are to be used in Antarctic Treaty waters. The drones were used by the group in December to find the factory ship Nisshin Maru before it made it into Antarctic waters. The Australian government requires anyone going to the far south from an...

Animal Rights Group Uses Drones To Track-Down Japanese Whalers
2011-12-27 05:46:40

A group of infamously aggressive whale-hunting opponents say that they have tracked down and photographed hunters participating in Japan´s annual Antarctic whale hunt using an unpiloted drone aircraft to spot their ship. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said it was able to locate the Japanese ship the Nisshin Maru off the western coast of Australia over the weekend using the unmanned aircraft. Their plans to harass the whaling expedition were temporarily foiled, however, when...

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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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2011-01-26 12:55:00

Militant activists fighting against Japan's Southern Ocean whaling campaign said on Wednesday that they had tracked down and were chasing a factory ship key to the Antarctic harpoon mission. A vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society found the Nisshin Maru late Tuesday in the ice of the Ross Sea after a 26-day pursuit covering 4,000 nautical miles. "We found it yesterday and it had just started whaling again, so we know they killed one whale," activist Captain Paul Watson told AFP...

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2010-02-17 06:51:44

Officials said Tuesday that an anti-whaling activist from New Zealand is in custody on a Japanese vessel and will be taken to Japan to face charges after secretly boarding the ship as part of a protest. U.S. activist Peter Bethune jumped aboard the Shonan Maru 2 from a Jet Ski on Monday with the stated goal of making a citizen's arrest of the ship's captain and presenting him with a $3 million bill for the destruction of a protest ship last month. According to Fisheries Agency official...