Sea Shepherd Harassment Cuts Japanese Whale Catch in Half
Say what you like about their tactics, but the efforts of Sea Shepherd to harass Japan's whaling fleet in the waters off Antarctica have yielded big results. According to statements made to BBC News, the Japanese fleet returned to port with half as many whales as they set out to catch. The goal was for 50 humpback and 50 fins whales, but the fleet caught no humpback whales and one fin whale; of the 935 targeted Minke whales, 506 were killed.
Image credit: Adam Lau/Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, John via flickr.