Friday, 11 February 2011

All whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary have been shut down 100% by Sea Shepherd

What a lovely header.

This just in by email Friday 11/02/2011 - 00:50 hrs

Dear x,

As you read this, all whaling operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary have been shut down 100% by Sea Shepherd. Thanks to support from people like you, we have become and are widely recognized as one of the most effective defenders of marine wildlife in the world. We get the job done! And we are getting the job done right now saving whales!

During Operation No Compromise, more whales have been saved than in any year before by any organization trying to save whales off the coast of Antarctica! Paul Watson

And from Sea Shepherd News: Yushin Maru 3, bottles it. Latest score: White Hats 1 Black Hats 0 Out with the pics already! (again)

The Yushin Maru No. 3 Backs Down from the Bob Barker
Thursday, February 10, 2011

As the Steve Irwin advances southward towards the Japanese whaling fleet, the Sea Shepherd ships Bob Barker and Gojira are keeping the whalers from killing whales.

Today, the Yushin Maru No. 3 made a move to test the resolve of Captain of the Bob Barker Alex Cornelissen. The harpoon vessel moved in quickly as if making a motion to transfer a dead whale, although they did not have one but used the same movements as if they did.

The Bob Barker did not back down and held its position. If the Japanese vessel had continued its movement, there would have been a collision. The Yushin Maru No. 3 backed down and retreated, leaving the Bob Barker solidly blocking the stern slipway of the Nisshin Maru.

The Nisshin Maru has been unable to shake off the Bob Barker in the ice packs. The Gojira flanks the fleet keeping on the outside of the ice packs and speeding up to meet the whalers when they emerge from the ice.

There is no possible way for the Japanese whalers to load whales without causing a collision with the Bob Barker, and Captain Cornelissen has no intention of backing off to allow them to do so.

The whaling fleet is running at 14 knots, on a course of 045 at the position of 74 degrees 34 minutes south and 149 degrees 9 minutes west. This is on the southeast side of the Ross Sea some 2500 miles from New Zealand.

The New Zealand naval vessel the Wellington is rumored to be heading for the Ross Sea. Both it mission and destination is unknown. SSCS

What are those Kiwis up to?



  1. Why thank you Sir. I does my best to inject a little humour into things, it goes a long way at times, especially if the subject ain't too uplifting, which is most of them I guess.

    You might like to spread the word a tad Holise if the fancy takes you, a young blog can always use a reader or two. And what makes it nicer, being a single issue blog, we should all be on the same side for a change.

    Some information from last year for your readers. Be warned heart breaking but we need to know.

    D. xx

  3. Perhaps I don't look at things in quite the same way as others, and there's no harm in that at all, but this is how I look at things.

    Give me the child until he's seven and.....