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Australia Draws Fire For Sending Plane, Not Ship, To Confront Whalers
2013-12-23 07:12:47

As the controversial Japanese whaling season quickly approaches and as the conservationist group Sea Shepherd launches its fleet of vessels to confront whalers head on, Australia announced it would send a plane as well to monitor the situation in the Southern Ocean.

Sea Shepherd's Paul Watson Resigns
2013-01-09 11:05:30

Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has stepped down as the head of the conservation group featured on the TV program Whale Wars in order to comply with a US court order.

Sea Shepherd Founder Paul Watson Arrested In Germany
2012-05-14 08:33:29

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.

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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.

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2011-01-03 09:20:00

The latest diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks on Monday show that officials from Japan and the U.S. had discussed the possibility of taking action against a team of anti-whaling conservationists.

2010-01-06 14:40:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 6, 2010 in the Southern Ocean, an ancillary vessel from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, the Ady Gil, and the Japanese security ship, the Shonan Maru No. 2, physically collided, leaving the much smaller Ady Gil sinking and unsalvageable.

2009-12-03 09:21:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gaiam Inc., a leading distributor of lifestyle media, today announced the release of four hit titles in December, under their exclusive home video license agreement with Discovery Communications.

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2009-10-27 07:42:35

On Monday the Japanese head of state made a diplomatic but earnest plea for Netherlands’ authorities to take punitive measures against a Dutch-registered sea vessel used by the radical environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to harass Japanese whaling ships in the waters of the Antarctic.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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