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Sea Shepherd and Japanese Whaling Fleet Hook Up in Southern Ocean Sanctuary
gCaptain ^ | January 6, 2014 | Mike Schuler

Posted on 01/07/2014 6:11:23 AM PST by artichokegrower

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has located the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean, kicking off what is sure to be another season of clashes in the remote antarctic waters.

In a statement Monday, the anti-whaling group said that the Sea Shepherd Australia fleet has located all five vessels of Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research whaling fleet including the factory ship, Nisshin Maru, at 64°44′ S, 162°34′ W, an area that is inside the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

“The Steve Irwin, The Bob Barker and The Sam Simon are now in pursuit of the whaling fleet, driving them away from their intended poaching grounds, disrupting their illegal hunt, and preparing to shut down their whale-killing operations,” the Sea Shepherd statement said.

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Oh boy another season of Whale Wars.
1 posted on 01/07/2014 6:11:23 AM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Don’t the Japanese have a sub yet?

Just asking...


2 posted on 01/07/2014 6:15:21 AM PST by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: artichokegrower
EFFF YOU WHALE!!! EFFF YOU DOLPHIN!!!


3 posted on 01/07/2014 6:15:24 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: artichokegrower
It's been a while since the Sea Hippies have been on TV. Maybe this season both the whalers and the hippies can get stuck in thirty feet of "global warming", have their ships crushed and have to walk to the shore while under constant attacks by man-eating penguins.
4 posted on 01/07/2014 6:18:03 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: artichokegrower

The Japanese need to drop the IWF like the Norwegians. The Japanese have eaten whale and just about everything else in the sea for thousands of years. It’s stupid for them to think that a bunch of pot-smoking hippies have moral superiority.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 6:19:25 AM PST by struggle
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“The Steve Irwin, The Bob Barker and The Sam Simon are now in pursuit of the whaling fleet, driving them away from their intended poaching grounds, disrupting their illegal hunt, and preparing to shut down their whale-killing operations,”

Leftists are huge fans of international law, except when they aren't.

The Japanese aren't poaching. The hunt is not illegal.

If these eco terrorists sink with all hands, I will not miss them.

6 posted on 01/07/2014 6:26:08 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: KarlInOhio

—for some reason, I’d prefer a 5” naval artillery shell at waterline-—explosions are fun to see—


7 posted on 01/07/2014 6:30:43 AM PST by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: artichokegrower

Captain crunch must have gotten jealous over the coverage of the idiots at Mawson bay.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 6:41:44 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: artichokegrower

The wanton killing of whales is completely unnecessary. These hippies are inept, dangerous to themselves, and reckless, but they believe in fighting for the whales survival. What is wrong with that? Sorry, I side with the hippies.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 6:46:47 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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The fugitive founder of Sea Shepherd has stepped down from key roles at the militant anti-whaling group, passing the Antarctic harpoon chase mantle to a former Australian politician.

Canadian Paul Watson is wanted by Interpol after skipping bail last July in Germany, where he was arrested on Costa Rican charges relating to a high-seas confrontation over shark finning in 2002.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 7:15:00 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: faucetman
The wanton killing of whales is completely unnecessary.

Kind of hard to eat them if you don't kill them first.

11 posted on 01/07/2014 7:18:45 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Darksheare

He was actually pretty pissed at that whole situation in the fact that they needed to be “rescued.” He said that it was just a matter of short time that the ice would have broken up and that using tax funds for a faux rescue was unconscionable.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 7:19:14 AM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Why work for a living when you can vote for a living?)
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To: TexasCajun

Didn’t some international court deem these jerks to be nothing more than pirates just this past Summer? If so, the Japanese have the right to legally escalate the defense of their ships from these buffoons.

The media is just waiting for some of these idiots to become useful idiots by dying for their beliefs.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 7:19:50 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: faucetman

wanton killing of whales...... and all along I thought the Japs ate the things. Who, besides you, knew is was just for fun. Fighting star-struck hippies, now that’s the fun.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 7:33:17 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: artichokegrower

those people get on my last freaking nerve


15 posted on 01/07/2014 8:09:50 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: rellimpank

Five inch 38’s or five inch 50’s are too large to mount on a whaling vessel, but one of those neat little three inchers will do the job nicely.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 8:32:06 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: faucetman
The wanton killing of whales is completely unnecessary.

WADR, wanton killing would be killing them for fun. The Japs eat them and make products from their corpses. I don't particularly like whaling, but I like left wing hippie pirates even less.

17 posted on 01/07/2014 8:35:00 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: artichokegrower

I hope the Japs sink them and feed them to the sharks.


18 posted on 01/07/2014 8:41:52 AM PST by dalereed
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To: struggle

“International Weightlifting Federation?”


19 posted on 01/07/2014 8:58:38 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: artichokegrower

“RAMMING SPEED!!!!”


20 posted on 01/07/2014 9:00:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: faucetman

Do you eat “Sea Kittens?”


21 posted on 01/07/2014 9:02:30 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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