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Japan Loses Against Australia, UN In Fight To Continue Annual Whaling
2014-03-31 14:48:05

Japan’s highly-contentious whaling campaign experienced a major setback on Monday when a United Nations court ruled that the island nation could no longer continue its annual whale hunt in the waters around Antarctica.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Japan Defends Whale Killing Activities In International Court
2013-07-02 15:57:41

Japan defended its controversial whaling activities on Tuesday in front of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

Australians Attack Japanese Whaling
2013-06-26 12:34:52

Australian representatives has argued before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague that Japan's excuse to hunt whales for "scientific" purposes is nothing more than a disguise to simply hunt whales.

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

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 all out war over whale hunting. In the latest clash, the Japanese whaling ship Nisshin Maru has reportedly rammed four conservation ships at sea.

Pre-Whaling Humpback Population Estimates Could Help Recovery Measures
2013-02-14 14:21:20

For over 50 years, conservationists have been championing the protection of humpback whales—and as the population begins to recover from decades of whaling, scientists are starting to ask about the size of the whale population before they were hunted en masse.


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