“We have been seriously handicapped by not having our scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot,” said Captain Watson. “When we return next season we will do so with two scout vessels plus the two larger ships. Last year we were able to find them, close in on them and block them, forcing them to return to Japan. This year we can find them but we can’t close in enough to block them without a scout ship. Due to the generous donations from people all over the world who donated money to help the victims of the tsunami and earthquake of last March, the money was made available to send the Cetacean Death Star back to the Southern Ocean. I guess we can label this season’s campaign as “'The Empire Strikes Back.'”

The Yushin Maru No. 3 breaks its way through  pack ice to keep up with the Steve Irwin. Photo: Billy DangerThe Yushin Maru No. 3 breaks its way through pack ice to keep up with the Steve Irwin.
Photo: Billy Danger

 

Divine Wind
Visit our
Operation Divine Wind
site for information about our
2011-12 Antarctic Whale Defense Campaign
Pin It
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube