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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:48 am    Post subject: Keep boosting the whales Reply with quote

The Death Star Returns to the Land of the Rising Sun

No More Whales Will Die This Season

http://www.seashepherd.org/news/media_070224_2.html


Finally, the burnt-out hulk of the whale killing floating factory called the Nisshin Maru is limping out of the Antarctic treaty zone, the stench of rotten whale meat lingering in its wake. The whale-killing fleet is now slowly heading north to Japan. There will be no stopping in New Zealand for repairs. A stop there will result in legal issues that could tie the ship up for years and the whale meat onboard would be confiscated.



The whaling fleet has a long way to go to reach Tokyo. The crew will be mourning the loss of one crewmember and remembering the opposition by Sea Shepherd that left their decks reeking of rotten butter and awash with the blood of the whales caused by Sea Shepherd crew sealing the bloody flensing deck outlet drains. It is a ship that reeks of death, burnt flesh, gore, and blood. It looks and smells like the Death Star that it is.



The image of the Nisshin Maru retreating from the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary is joyous news for all people who love whales. This ship is the single greatest whale-killing machine of all time and the only thing more pleasing to us would be to see its total destruction. Fortunately, this did not happen in the Whale Sanctuary, because the sinking of the ship would have been an ecological disaster.

Whaling is now officially ended for the 2006/2007 season and the unofficial final whale body count appears to be less than 500 whales of their 935 targeted piked whales. It is not known how many of the targeted fin whales were killed.

The Nisshin Maru is severely damaged. The main engine was started but electrical systems are barely functioning. The whale processing equipment is ruined. The winches used to haul up the whales are inoperable. The cargo of whale meat onboard has been partially if not completely spoiled by loss of refrigeration and intense heat. In addition, the whale meat has been contaminated by chemicals used to fight the blaze and spilt during the fire.

The disaster has highlighted the fact that the Nisshin Maru is an environmental disaster waiting to happen. This year, Antarctica’s wildlife was spared the tragedy of an oil and chemical spill that would have occurred if the 8,000 ton ship had sunk with hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil and an unknown amount of chemicals like ammonia and chlorine.

This is the second serious fire on the Nisshin Maru in 10 years. The whaling vessels are not ice-class. Japan has put their pride before any concern for the protection of Antarctic ecosystems and wildlife. Their lust to kill whales has become obsessive and blinds their common sense.

“What Japan has just demonstrated over the last 10 days,” said Founder and President of Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson, “is a total contempt for international concerns for the environmental protection of Antarctic wildlife. This whaling fleet is an ecological time-bomb. The potential for disaster is a real and ever present danger when they are down in the Whale Sanctuary illegally slaughtering endangered whales.”

The whaling fleet spotting vessel the Kaiko Maru is also heading home marked with the scars of their deliberate collision with the Sea Shepherd ship Robert Hunter. The Japanese crew on both the Nisshin Maru and the Kaiko Maru saw first hand the dedicated courage of our international volunteers in action during the confrontations. They were days they will not soon forget.



Sea Shepherd is already preparing to return to the coast of Antarctica in December 2007 to once again intervene against illegal Japanese whaling activities.

“We have discovered weaknesses with the Japanese ships that can be exploited given the right equipment. We learn more about these ruthless killing machines every year,” said Sea Shepherd flagship Farley Mowat’s Captain Alex Cornelissen. “Next year if they return to kill humpbacks and fins, we will have to take a more aggressive stand to stop these poachers.”

The targeting of 50 humpbacks and 50 fin whales for the 2007/2008 season is a line in the sand where Sea Shepherd is prepared to take a stand.

“We cannot abide, tolerate, or ignore such a blatant slaughter of the highly endangered humpbacks,” said Captain Watson. “The humpback is the symbol of our organization and a part of our logo. We will defend this species as aggressively as we can. Our position on the humpbacks and the fins is zero tolerance”

The 2006/2007 campaign is now officially over. The efforts of Sea Shepherd have highlighted the ongoing illegal activities of the Japanese whaling fleet. Our message was that the Japanese whalers were killing highly endangered whales in an international whale sanctuary in violation of the global moratorium on commercial whaling. Japan is engaged in numerous international crimes and they must be opposed and they must be shut down.

This year, call it fate, call it karma, or call it the will of God, {boosting works Wink ~Lilly} but whatever it is, the results have been wonderful for the whales. All of us at Sea Shepherd are extremely satisfied with the ignoble retreat of the ruthless killers of the gentle giants as their disgraced and damaged ships limping shamefully home stinking with the corpses of their innocent victims.

Our message to the Japanese whalers: “We hope your damages are so severe you will not be back next year but if you are, we will be there waiting for you and we will not be as polite as we were this year,” said Captain Watson.

The Sea Shepherd ships Robert Hunter and Farley Mowat are now docked in Melbourne. Preparations have already begun to outfit a campaign to intervene against the possibility of a return of the whaling fleet in December.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sea Shepherd E-Newsletter
Defending Ocean Wildlife Worldwide

May 15, 2007
Greetings!


Earlier this year, you helped us to successfully stop barbaric Japanese killers in the southernmost parts of the world from killing beautiful, defenseless whales during Operation Leviathan: Defending the Whales of Antarctica. Without your help, our volunteer crews could not have taken two ships and a helicopter into harm's way to tackle one of the greatest whale killing monsters on this planet.

Because of the amazing support we have recieved from you and our supporters around world, Sea Shepherd is pleased to announce that we will be taking on yet another of the great whale killing monsters on this planet - the rogue whaling nation of Iceland - in our next campaign, Operation Ragnarök: Iceland Whale Defense Campaign.

While launching this campaign, we are continuing to work around the world to protect animals in every ocean from greed and brutality. In this issue of the Sea Shepherd E-News you will read about the initial preparations for our upcoming campaign in Iceland as well as our work to bring new voices to the policy-making groups that create the conservation laws that Sea Shepherd enforces.

Operation Ragnarök: Iceland Whale Defense Campaign
Sea Shepherd Heads North to Protect Whales

In October 2006, after 20 years of compliance, Iceland began to violate the International Whaling Commission's global moratorium on whaling and gave only a one-day notice before killing a whale. In order to defend the beautiful whales that Iceland is targeting, Sea Shepherd crews are heading north towards Iceland with our vessel, the Farley Mowat, with the mission of stopping Iceland's brutal whaling fleet.

We are calling this campaign Operation Ragnarök. This is an old Nordic word that means "doom or destruction of the powers." We intend to take our intervention to the land of the Norse - straight to the coast of Iceland - for a confrontation with the outlaw Icelandic whaling operations.

Iceland has issued themselves a quota of 9 endangered fin whales and 30 piked (Minke) whales to brutally slaughter before August 31, 2007 - in addition to their bogus lethal "scientific research" program which targets another 39 piked whales.

Read more about Operation Ragnarök here
http://www.seashepherd.org/ragnarok/


Ecuador Joins the International Whaling Commission
A New Voice Joins the Policy-Making Group


Reliable sources have confirmed to Sea Shepherd Galapagos Director of Operations Sean O'Hearn-Gimenez that Ecuador will be joining the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and will be attending their annual meetings held during May this year in Anchorage, Alaska, thereby demonstrating that the government of the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Economist Rafael Correa (pictured above with Lenyn Betamcourt, Sea Shepherd's Manager of Research & Education in the Galapagos Islands), is serious about the conservation of the world's environment.

Sea Shepherd has supported conservation efforts in the Galapagos Islands, a province of Ecuador, since the year 2000 and has been advising the current administration, (through its allied Ecuadorian grassroots organization, Fundación Selva-Vida Sin Fronteras), of the need for Ecuador to join as member of the IWC and to send its delegate to the 59th International meeting of this intergovernmental organization. The IWC is responsible for whaling regulations on a global scale, and to date, consists of 70 different nations, including Latin American countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Chile.

What does this mean for the future of whaling?
http://www.seashepherd.org/news/media_070501_1.html

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From Captain Paul Watson - captainwatson@seashepherd.org of Sea shepherd

May 30, 2007
Greetings!


I am in Anchorage, Alaska, where the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is currently holding their 59th Annual Meeting. This year, Sea Shepherd is part of the Japanese delegation's agenda, as you will read in in the first article below. I had the opportunity to meet with Skye, Ayesha, and Caitlyn of Teens Against Whaling, who fundraised for their trip to the IWC from Australia, to voice their opposition to Japan's plan to slaughter endangered humpback whales this year. You can read more about these young activists in the second article below.

I will be sending you more updates from the IWC in the next E-news. As always, Sea Shepherd is working around the world to represent your voice, and the voices of thousands of innocent whales, who want to see an immediate end to the brutal practice of commercial whaling.


IWC Meets in Alaska to Discuss Policy
Japan Seeks Resolution Against Sea Shepherd



Japan is proposing to have the International Whaling Commission (IWC) pass a special resolution condemning Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.


"We are not that concerned," said Sea Shepherd Founder and President Captain Paul Watson. "Sea Shepherd has been banned from attending the IWC meetings since 1986. We are the only non-governmental organization banned from attending the meetings because we are the only entity intervening to enforce IWC regulations against illegal whaling activities. We are very successful at what we do."


Captain Watson arrived in Anchorage on Monday, May 28th, to unofficially attend the IWC meetings. He will be speaking to the media in Anchorage concerning the heavy-handed tactics by Japan to stifle opposition to their outlaw whaling activities.


Read more about Sea Shepherd and the IWC

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Teens Against Whaling Form a Strong Opposition
Australian Teens Raise $13,000 to Defend Whales


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has long encouraged the idea that it is individual initiatives and individuals passionately championing causes that makes a difference in our world.



The Sea Shepherd ships have been a training deck to encourage people that they have the power to make a difference. For example, it was Sea Shepherd crewmember Alex Pacheco who co-founded PETA.



Just before the last Sea Shepherd voyage to Antarctica, we had the pleasure of meeting a young woman in Byron Bay named Skye Bortoli. Her ambition was to raise funds to attend this year's meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Anchorage, Alaska. Her mission is to represent teens from Australia opposed to the killing of whales. Skye shared the podium with Captain Paul Watson in a presentation in Byron Bay (shown at right with Pro-surfer Dave Rastovich) for the whales. Captain Watson was deeply impressed by the knowledge this young lady had about whales and the issues involved in protecting them. He was even more impressed with her passion for wanting to protect them.



She and her friends raised more than AUD$13,000 and three of them are in Anchorage, Alaska at the IWC meetings to lend their voices to efforts to save the whales.



Syke is planning on becoming a marine biologist and wants to dedicate herself to ocean ecology. She is 15 years old.



She is attending the IWC meeting along with 17-year-old Ayesha Future. Ayesha is currently studying to obtain her captain's license to enable her to directly defend whales in the future. Skye's sister Caitlyn Frerk, who is 8-years-old, also joined her sister on the long trip to Alaska to speak for the whales.



The three girls have collected over 40,000 signatures on petitions from Australians opposed to whaling. They have their own website, MySpace page, their own group Teens Against Whaling, and they are producing their own newsletter.


These three dynamic young ladies will make their view known to the delegates to the IWC. The future of whale conservation is looking more optimistic.

Check them out at TeensAgainstWhaling.com!

As the International Whaling Commission meets, Sea Shepherd continues to take a direct-action stance against whaling around the world. We hope that the ban on commercial whaling is not lifted and the bogus research conducted by rogue whaling nations come to an end. Rest assured, that wherever whales are slaughtered, Sea Shepherd will come to their defense.

Thank-you for your support and your continued trust.

For the oceans,


Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:44 am    Post subject: Whales Win, Japan Loses at CITES Reply with quote

thank you for your prayers and boosts for our dear whales and Sea Sheperd crew!!!
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06/07/2007


Whales Win, Japan Loses at CITES





At a June 6th meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in The Hague, Netherlands, Japan and Iceland once again failed to remove the protection status of the world’s whales. CITES’ “Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties” is being held from June 3rd – 15th.

Last week, Japan got trounced at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, when the IWC condemned so-called Japanese research whaling in Antarctica. The CITES decision on June 6, 2007, guarantees that Iceland and Norway will not be selling whale products to Japan anytime soon. All traffic in whale products internationally is illegal and a violation of CITES.

Japan's proposal for CITES to review the status of all great whale species was defeated by a vote of 55 to 28 with 13 abstentions. Japan had hoped that, following this review, CITES would recommend that the protection currently afforded to some whale species should be lifted.

Japanese delegate Yoshikiyo Kondo proposed a periodic review of all cetaceans listed for protection by CITES. Iceland had proposed that CITES review the current protection for the North Atlantic fin whale with a view to allowing international trade in the animals which it began hunting commercially last year.

A counter proposal from Australia that no review of any great whale, including the fin whale, should occur while the IWC's commercial whaling ban is in place, was adopted with 60 votes for, 23 against, and 13 abstentions.

Japan and Iceland's proposals, had they been accepted, would have led to the immediate resumption of international commercial trade in whale products for the first time in more than 20 years.

The whaling nations have tried 15 times to overturn the ban and they have failed 15 times.

Sea Shepherd Founder and President Captain Paul Watson was thrilled to hear the news from the Hague. “Whaling has no place in the 21st Century. It is my lifelong objective to abolish and eradicate this cruel and unnecessary slaughter of the whales. We need to let the whales be – to live in harmony in the sea, free from fear of our harpoons, lances, and flensing knives.”
This ruling coupled with the condemnation of Japanese whaling in the Antarctic by the IWC gives Sea Shepherd a clear mandate to return to the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary in December 2007 to renew efforts to obstruct and shut down illegal Japanese whaling operations.

“The law is on our side,” said Captain Watson. “We don’t go down to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary to break laws; we go there to enforce the laws.”

Sea Shepherd ship Farley Mowat is currently en route to Iceland with the objective of intercepting and obstructing illegal whaling activities by the Icelandic whalers.

“We hope that Iceland will see that there is no international support for their illegal whaling activities,” said Captain Alex Cornelissen from the Farley Mowat. “We would like to see Iceland give up this illegal effort to kill endangered fin whales, but if they don’t, we will do everything we can to prevent them from killing whales once we arrive in their waters.”


Thank you to The Center for Whale Research for the picture of the fin whale.


Sea Shepherd Conservation Society welcomes your support. To learn how to support our conservation work, please visit our donation page.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Announcement:
Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Migaloo to
Defend Whales in Antarctic Whale Sanctuary

http://www.seashepherd.org/migaloo/


This December, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will embark on its fourth expedition to the remote southern waters off the coast of Antarctica, with the launch of its latest Antarctic whale defense campaign: Operation Migaloo. Sea Shepherd has drawn a line in the sand when it comes to the humpback whale featured on its logo and will not stand by while the Japanese whalers target nearly 1000 whales for certain death, including 50 endangered humpback whales and 10 endangered fin whales in the Southern Oceans.

The campaign is named in honor of Migaloo, an endangered albino humpback who has become a national icon in Australia. This year, the sights of the ruthless Japanese harpooners are set square on the endangered humpbacks, meaning that Migaloo and all of his family are under imminent threat of death at the hands of Japanese pirate whalers.

Founder and President of Sea Shepherd, Captain Paul Watson, will soon embark with an international crew on the ship, the Robert Hunter, to enforce international conservation law and prevent the illegal slaughter of endangered species by an outlaw whaling fleet. As the relentless Japanese whalers seek to hunt down and kill Migaloo and his family, Sea Shepherd will be hunting the whalers with the firm objective of intervention against their illegal activities.

"I did not establish the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as a protest organization," said Captain Watson. "I have not gone to sea over all these years to simply bear witness to the atrocities that whalers continue to inflict upon the most gentle and intelligent beings in the seas. We are sea cops-operating legally under the guidelines of the United Nation's World Charter for Nature, which allow for the enforcement of international conservation law by non-governmental organizations in international jurisdictions."

For more than three decades, Sea Shepherd has been at the forefront of the whale wars, defending the gentle giants wherever and whenever they can. Sea Shepherd has tackled overwhelming odds with insufficient resources, won many victories, and saved the lives of thousands of whales. In 2005-2006, Sea Shepherd harried the Japanese fleet enough to ensure they went home 83 whales short of their self-appointed quota. In 2006-2007, the Japanese whalers fell over 500 whales short of their illegal quota. Sea Shepherd will return this year with a ship to match the speed of the Japanese fleet, new equipment for intervention, and an international crew of dedicated volunteers willing to spend their holidays at the bottom of the earth on a historic voyage to save whales.

Sea Shepherd is on a quest to protect the greatest treasure of the seas-the great whales. "We are obsessed with stopping the Cetacean Death Star, that viciously cruel killing machine otherwise known as the Nisshin Maru, and her ruthless fleet of hunter/killer boats armed with their explosive deadly blunt harpoons," said Captain Watson. "Because if we kill the whales, the sharks, the seals, and the sea turtles, we will destroy the very foundation of life in the oceans-and in so doing, we will destroy humankind."
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 12:21 am    Post subject: The Art of Finding Whalers Reply with quote

Captain Paul Watson uses intuition to find whalers, so they can save the whales. The Australian government and Greenpeace know the location of the whalers but refuse to release the info to the seasheperd.
So please please keep boosting for the best outcome- whales be saved, their survival is necessary to ensure a world in balance, supporting health and balance of the ecosystem.

Read more - a wonderful article:
http://www.seashepherd.org/editorials/editorial_080110_2.html

01/10/2008
The Art of Finding Whalers
Commentary by Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society


Back in the early days of Greenpeace under the leadership of the late great Robert Hunter we resorted to plenty of unorthodox methods of locating whaling ships on the high seas. Strangely many of these methods actually worked. Stranger indeed has been our record of finding whaling ships on vast oceans armed with little else but our intuition and pure luck.

Bob Hunter used to call this karma. Bob was a Buddhist and a mystic and most likely a saint. He believed in reincarnation. I used to believe in reincarnation also but that was in a previous life.

But in May of 1975 we set out in a small little fishing boat of only 85 feet looking for the Soviet whaling fleet. They were operating in the North Pacific somewhere between the northern end of the Queen Charlotte Islands down to somewhere off of San Diego. We knew that they were somewhere within 200 miles because this was before the 200 mile limit law was introduced and the Soviets delighted in killing whales off the coast of the United States. It also provided a great cover for espionage activities and judging from the incredible array of electronics displaying antennas they were certainly doing more than just whaling.

We started out from Vancouver and journeyed north to the Queen Charlottes. We swam with Orcas in the Straits of Bella Bella and visited an abandoned whaling station in Rose Harbour, on the Charlottes. We saw whales but not a sign of the whalers.

We then headed south and Bob began to throw the I-Ching and in what was probably a first in the history of navigation we began to navigate by the messages received from the I-Ching readings.

This divided the crew into two groups, the mechanics or non-believers under the leadership of Patrick Moore and the mystics under the leadership of Bob Hunter. As a sailor and navigator I kept one foot in the camp of practicality and as a person who had experienced a vision quest under the guidance of Wallace Black Elk during the occupation of Wounded Knee, I had my other foot firmly planted in Bob's camp of merry mystics.

Moore's cynical scoffing was silenced a couple of weeks later when against all odds our ship the Phyllis Cormack sailed into the midst of the Soviet whaling fleet some sixty miles off the coast of Eureka, California.

That was the first ever encounter between whalers and whale defenders and the first time ever that humans placed their lives on the line to protect whales. Bob and I were the first people to block a harpoon with our bodies and it was a shot over our heads heard around the world.

On that day the anti-whaling movement was truly born. And the whale wars have been raging ever since across all of the high seas with a record of sunken whalers, foiled whaling operations, moratoriums, rammings and interventions.

We found the Soviet whaling fleet again in 1976 and again in 1977 this time in the vast area of the North Pacific a thousand miles north of Hawaii. Again we depended on the I-Ching and guidance from the First Nation Elders of the Cree, the Haida and the Kwakiutl.

In 1979, I set out from Boston in July on my first ship the Sea Shepherd. My target was the pirate whaler Sierra. She was out there, somewhere in the North Atlantic, somewhere north of the Equator and south of Great Britain.

How are you going to find her? I was asked this repeatedly. I had no idea other than a deep raging faith that I would and so I headed across the Atlantic towards the Azores and onto the Northern coast of Spain.

A few days out of the Azores we saw hundreds of loggerhead turtles swimming together. I had never seen such a sight before nor since. I stopped the ship to avoid running into them and the crew and I dove into the ocean to swim with the turtles. For six hours we stayed and swam with turtles and then they swam away all at once and we proceeded on an Easterly course.

The next day at high noon we spied a single ship. As we got closer it was clearly a whaler and as we got closer still I saw the large letter "S" on her funnel and knew it was the pirate whaler Sierra. It was July 15th and we gave chase and overtook her. I came with the intention of ramming her and ending her career but the seas were rough and I needed to control the ramming to make sure there were no injuries. Without that guarantee I could not take action and so we chased the whalers for another twenty-four hours all the way to the port of Leixoes in Northern Portugal.

With the Sierra in harbour I attacked and rammed the whaler twice, splitting her port side hull open to the water line and finishing her career.

Without the turtles delaying us, we would have missed the Sierra that next day. They were heading south and we were heading east and our courses came together at that time only briefly. Six hours earlier and we would have missed them. Six hours was the exact amount of time that we needed to be delayed and the turtles had delayed us that exact amount of time.

Bob Hunter was not surprised.

In 1981 when a Soviet frigate was bearing down on us preparing to fire, a large Grey whale surfaced suddenly between our two ships and so startled the Soviet gunner that he hesitated and the Frigate changed course to avoid the whale and this allowed for us to escape. The whale had literally shepherded us out of the valley of the shadow of death that day. Dr. Paul Spong one of the leading Orca scientists in the world told me once that "if you're ever in trouble out there depend on the whales to show you the way."

Last year in February we found the Japanese whaling fleet again against all odds. We searched for over a month but we surprised them, harassed them and forced them to flee. They were then hit by a devastating fire that completely crippled their operations and saved the lives of over 500 whales.

In June of 2007, I was invited to the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake in Quebec where the women of one of the longhouses presented me with two flags of the Five Nations of the Iroquois, one for our ship the Robert Hunter and another for the Farley Mowat. They also presented me with a spirit shirt and spoke of the turtle as my guiding spirit.

In November Maori musician Mihirangi from the Sea Shepherd Australia board of directors presented us to a Maori Council in Raglan, Aotearoa, to receive the support of the Maori and she raised the Maori flag up the mast of the Steve Irwin along with the flag of the Aboriginal Nations.

And now once again we are in the vast and remote Southern Oceans in search of the elusive whale killing fleet from Japan. How will we find them? The Australian government knows where they are but they're not talking for fear of offending Japan. The United States Department of Naval Intelligence is monitoring our movements and relaying those movements to the Japanese whalers. The Japanese whalers have the full support of their government and military to track our movements. Even my old alma mater Greenpeace is not being cooperative but then again Bob Hunter and all my old shipmates who were once at the Greenpeace helm are regrettably no longer there.

What we have on our side however is a stubborn and persistent determination to defend and save whales. Yesterday a large humpback whale surfaced beside the Steve Irwin and seven times raised his long flipper into the air and seven times brought it down pointing in a direction due west as if to say go this way.

I thought to myself. What would Bob Hunter have thought of that?

And I knew the answer. "Follow the whale Paul, follow the whale!"
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Sea Shepherd E-news- 500 Whales Saved! Reply with quote

Sea Shepherd E-news- 500 Whales Saved!



March 13, 2008
Greetings!

As the whaling season draws to a close, so does our Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Migaloo. After numerous confrontations with the Japanese whalers over the course of many weeks, we were able to keep the spot light on Japan's illegal whaling program and in so doing, saved nearly 500 whales from their deadly harpoons. As our ship returns to Melbourne, we are satisfied knowing we have saved so many lives, and feel remorse for the ones we couldn't. Now we prepare for our Seal Defense Campaign, and hope that our efforts for the whales have not been in vain.

Operatio Migaloo a Success- 500 Whales Saved!

http://www.seashepherd.org/migaloo/index.html

Steve Irwin returning to Melbourne
For more than five weeks since January 12th, Sea Shepherd has successfully prevented the Japanese whaling fleet from murdering any whales. By our estimate, that means nearly 500 Piked whales have been spared this season, half of the Japanese quota. And, no humpbacks were killed at all. This makes Operation Migaloo the longest and most successful Whale Defense Campaign in our history.

Near the end of our fuel reserves, we have left the Japanese whaling fleet in the midst of a huge Antarctic winter storm and are returning to Melbourne. We're expected to arrive this weekend, and will be dockside by March 17th at Wharf 3 in the Docklands. Come visit to show your support!
This Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Migaloo, has been one of the most successful Sea Shepherd campaigns for the whales in our 30 year history. We intend to maintain our momentum for ocean wildlife straight through into our next campaign for the Canadian harp seals, which is only possible with the continued support of our friends around the world. Thank you for helping to make it happen.

For the Oceans,
Captain Paul Watson
Founder and President
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