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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.

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.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.