Latest Sea Shepherd Stories
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.
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.
Founder of the anti-whaling organization Sea Shepherd and star of the Animal Planet show Whale Wars, Paul Watson, was arrested Saturday in Germany for a possible extradition to Costa Rica on charges of violating of ships traffic stemming from a 2002 incident.
Three anti-whaling activists have been injured during a clash at sea with Japanese whalers, some 300 miles north of Mawson Peninsula off the coast of Antarctica.
There are few, if any, animal species that receive as much persistent and impassioned attention from both environmental groups and the media as whales do.
The Australian government has stopped the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd from using unmanned drones over the Antarctic.
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.
Japan plans to send out its whaling fleet again this year, even though they were turned back by the Sea Shepherd conservation group earlier this year.
Japan and the anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd exchanged barbs on Tuesday during a world whaling conference over the issue of hunting of cetaceans in waters around Antarctica.
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.
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