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The End of Antarctic Whaling?:

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The End of Antarctic Whaling?

Animal Planet's award-winning Whale Wars returns for a fifth captivating season documenting Sea Shepherd's whale defense campaign on the Antarctic high seas.

This season's 10 episodes follow the cat-and-mouse game at the far end of the globe between us (the conservationists) and the illegal whalers. For eight whaling seasons, Captain Paul Watson and the dedicated crew of volunteers have worked to stop the Japanese whalers from illegally killing over 1,000 whales each year in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

This is Operation Divine Wind. The bloodshed must stop once and for all. Watch us save the lives of nearly 800 whales!

Return to the seas this season with familiar crewmembers as well as some new faces. Captain Watson leads the team, with the aid of Alex Cornelissen, captain of the Bob Barker on the campaign's first leg, and Peter Hammarstedt, captain of the Bob Barker on the campaign's second leg, along with Jonathan Renecle, captain of the Brigitte Bardot, Sea Shepherd's sleek new interceptor vessel. Last year, the fourth season of Whale Wars was a massive success, averaging nearly 1.5 million viewers per episode. The word is spreading and this year millions of people around the world have tuned in to watch the most exciting and meaningful reality show on TV. Join Sea Shepherd as we fight to end whaling in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary for good.

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U.S.: Fridays at 9 PM ET/PT

Canada: Wednesdays at 9PM ET / 10PM PT

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