Photograph by James Nachtwey for The New Yorker.
Earlier this month, The New Yorker published an article about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and its founder, Paul Watson. The article, Neptune’s Navy, describes the origins of Sea Shepherd, its mission, and its controversial tactics. Furthermore, it profiles Watson who is regarded as hero by some, and dismissed as a radical vigilante by others. Regardless of whether you agree with Watson’s tactics which often ramming his vessels into whaling ships, the article provides an interesting and sobering look into the threats that face some of the earth’s most precious marine environments and species.