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Meeting the Descendants of Moby Dick

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

Sperm Whale watches the helicopterSperm Whale watches the helicopter
Photo: Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd
As we make our way south towards the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, we came across a magnificent pod of Sperm whales yesterday.

My heart literally soared with joy when I saw those majestic gentle giants swimming free and unmolested in the sea.

Years ago when I looked into the eye of a dying Sperm,
I felt that the great whale had ordained for me a lifelong path,
Some forty years later my passion for the whales remains firm,
Patience and persistence have allowed me to stifle my wrath.

It was the eye of a dying Sperm whale that put me on the path of defending whales. That was in 1975.  I declared then that I would dedicate my life to protecting whales and marine species. I continue to do so and will continue to do so for the remaining years of my life.

As our crew flew over the whales, the lead bull turned on his side and looked straight up at the Sea Shepherd helicopter. Once again the eye of a whale spoke to us, inspired us, and gave us strength. The sight of these wondrous whales swimming freely in the sea gives meaning to all of our actions over the last four decades.

The whales are the minds in the water, the great armless Buddha’s of the ocean. Every time I see them alive and swimming, I am reminded of why we do what we do, and that the risks we take are worth the effort.

For generations humans have slaughtered whales. Motivated by our lust for money, we have murdered millions of them. We have massacred them for oil, for women’s skirts, for meat, for fat to manufacture explosives to kill other humans and more whales. We have rendered Spermaceti oil into lubricants for intercontinental ballistic missiles, slaying the minds in the water for the purpose of exterminating the lives of our own kind.

It is this insanity by humanity that we oppose.

It has been my lifelong ambition to eradicate whaling from our oceans. I wish to see whaling go the way of slavery. It must be totally and forever abolished. It is a cruelty that has no place within the 21st century and no place in the hearts of humankind.

These magnificent, socially complex, intelligent sentient beings have the largest brains of any animal on the planet. They think. They feel. They love. They suffer at our hands. There is so much we can learn from them. We need not quest through space looking for intelligent life when we have possibilities here on our own home planet that we have not even begun to explore.

Yesterday we saw the Sperm whales and today we had Humpbacks swimming by the ship. I wish that the people who kill the great whales could experience the joy of swimming with them and of hearing their songs.

Sperm whale swimming in the oceanSperm whale swimming in the ocean
Photo: Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd

Understanding, wisdom and harmony.
Living intelligently throughout their aquatic span,
Living peacefully with each other.
Would that humans could have such harmony,
And live so intelligently upon the land,
Sister with sister, brother with brother.

If only humans could communicate with such clarity,
Weaving music into comprehension and visions,
Dialects not dividing, joining in unity,
A sub-maritime realm of crystal clarity,
Many families, species and no divisions,
A dream never realized by hominid community.

There is no song on Earth like that of the Blue Whale.
Low vibrations around twenty hertz, rumbling,
Songs that penetrate each other’s very souls
One hundred and twenty decibel wail,
Through hundreds of nautical miles tumbling,
Sounds that lap like music against remote shoals.

Humpback whales sing songs that change over time.
Whales exchanging lyrics and tone,
Songs with purity beyond human refining,
Voices beyond grammar, syntax or rhyme,
From the abyss a doleful moan,
Stories designed for Cetacean binding.

Piked whales communicating with long thump trains.
Low frequency sounds that echo off sea mounds,
Each song distinctive, each whale song unique,
Recognizable lyrics in refrain,
Using deep current layers to reflect sounds,
Casting a voice ten thousand miles is a major feat.

Haunting voices not of a world humans understand,
Allowing the great whales X-ray vision,
Sonic science superior to man,
Visual transmissions sent as the Humpback sings,
No secrets, no deceptions, collective decision.
Wondrous Music without keys, horns, or string.

A language of ethereal music
Speaking in cadences and notes,
Modulating sounds and clear themes
So perfect and to us mystic
The siren’s song heard through the hull of boats.
An exotic song haunting sailor’s dreams.

To hear their songs beneath the waves is an experience not to be forgotten. As the pod of Sperm whales approached, Second Officer Beck Straussner from Hawaii found himself directly in their path. He saw them approach and heard their thundering subaquatic voices. He heard their songs, their words, and felt their presence.

Beck was once a trainer at Sea World. He left when he realized that keeping these great creatures in captivity was wrong and not once did he ever find an experience of a whale or dolphin in captivity to equal the experiences he has found in the wild.

“This is where these incredible animals belong, swimming free in the sea, not in small tanks for our amusement and not on someone’s plate,” he said when he returned to the deck of the Steve Irwin.

A group of sperm whalesA group of sperm whales
Photo: Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd

A group of sperm whalesA group of sperm whales
Photo: Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd
Sperm whalesSperm whales
Photo: Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd
Sperm whaleSperm whale
Photo: Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd
Sperm whaleSperm whale
Photo: Eliza Muirhead / Sea Shepherd

Read more: Meeting the Descendants of Moby Dick

Protecting Great Blue Whales in California

Commentary by Marnie Gaede, Director and Vice President

I have recently learned of a great effort to protect endangered populations of Blue Whale and other magnificent whales from being struck by oil tankers, cargo ships, and cruise lines along the California Coast.  These whales' migration route overlaps with one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes that leads to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  These ships hauling tons of people and goods cross over critical feeding habitat for migrating whales.  Each year more whales are killed or cut to ribbons by massive propellers.

The shipping industry believes the cost to them would be too great to move transit lanes away from the whale feeding grounds.  Voluntary efforts have been ineffective, and ships continue to kill whales.  The US Coast Guard acknowledged the need to move shipping lanes to protect whales in a Port Access Study of 2011, but the US Navy objected to a shift through Point Mugu Naval Air Station waters even though oil-tankers are routinely routed through that area.

The Great Whales Conservancy is petitioning the US Government to protect Blue Whales from the threat of extinction.  Death by ship strike is as a lethal as a harpoon, and the numbers of Blue Whales continues to be depleted.  Further losses and a reduction of genetic diversity of the species would be a tragedy.  A similar conflict was addressed between the North Atlantic Right Whale, and transit lanes and speed adjustments are in place and saving lives.

This is an urgent matter and I am hoping that my fellow members of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will sign an important petition asking NOAA, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the Commandant of the Coast Guard and the Secretary of the Navy to establish commercial shipping lanes through Point Mugu Naval Air Station Waters to protect the Blue Whale from extinction and all migratory whales from a preventable horrific death by ship strike.

Please visit the Great Whale Conservancy website, watch the video on ship strikes and sign their petition to help move the shipping lanes further from the coast of California and critical whale feeding areas.

Read more: Protecting Great Blue Whales in California

Life in the Namib Desert

Commentary by Rosie Kunneke and Dinielle Stockigt
Operation Desert Seal team members

Operation Desert Seal crew in the Namib Desert.Operation Desert Seal crew in the Namib Desert
Photo: Sea Shepherd
Growing up in Africa, camping out is part of your childhood. Sleeping in tents in designated camping sites is exciting and being so close to nature makes you realize what is important in life. Namibia’s desert, however, is a tough and unforgiving place. Home to ever-changing sand dunes, which bring winds that can fill your lungs with sand if you don’t cover your mouth with some kind of cloth. Namib Desert means “place of no people” in the local KhoiKhoi language. This was our home for several weeks.

Our home was not the normal camping site either. No, the desert became our basecamp where we would plan our missions, configure our equipment, and keep an eye on the opponent. Our opponent does not want us to expose their brutal seal murdering ways to the world. We will risk it all to stand up and fight for the Seals.

Camping out in the harsh Namibia Desert without being noticed (but still close enough to the target where security levels are very high) is what we on the Operation Desert Seal team would describe as “next level stuff”. Forget all the luxuries you sometimes take for granted such as electricity, running water, toilet facilities, shower, etc.

Waking up in the dark early hours of the morning, your first challenge is to get dressed and brush your teeth while only having a very low level of light (because any light source can be seen miles away in this vast desert). Desert nights are really cold, so you literally put on every piece of warm clothing you have and the equipment that you would need for the morning’s scouting session must already be packed the previous night and placed to be easily found in the dark. The distance to the sentry point is walked in the dark, with only night vision and GPS to guide you which can be scary because you never know if you will encounter a hyena or jackal over the next hill.

By mid-morning you have a total wardrobe change. The sun beats down mercilessly and most days the wind picks up and for the rest of the day sand is trashed in your mouth, ears, eyes, or any part of your body that is exposed.  The meals we have are mostly food that can be quickly prepared and usually spiced with some desert sand.

Any task that must be completed can become challenging when fighting against the heat, sand, and wind.  Usually UAV’s will be configured and fine-tuned in surgically clean workshops or wind tunnels. Well, we had the wind all right, just not the tunnel part. With Gaffa tape and cardboard boxes to use as tables, the Aviators managed to make it work.

The evening meals are prepared in the last rays of the setting sun in order to ensure that by the time night falls over the desert, we do not have the need to use light sources.

Bitterly cold at night, very hot during the day, wild animals around you, sandstorms, and strong winds, your toilet is a self-dug hole in the sand, a shower is non-existed, water usage kept to minimum levels  and whatever you do or wherever you move, the environment must be minimally impacted. That is life camping out in the Namib desert. However uncomfortable it can be, nothing compared to what those beautiful Cape Fur Seals have to endure at the hands of the brutal clubbers, so you brush yourself off and continue with the job at hand….

Desert Seal
Visit our
Operation Desert Seal
site for more information.

 

Read more: Life in the Namib Desert

Support Builds for Protection of Hawaii’s Coral Reef Ecosystem

Commentary by Robert Wintner, member of Sea Shepherd Board of Directors

Bi-color anthiusBi-color anthius
Photo: Robert Wintner
Trafficking in reef wildlife for the pet trade is not sustainable no matter what an aquarium collector says. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Director William Aila was an aquarium collector. Here’s the official position of DLNR:

“Aquariums introduce people who would not otherwise be able to see marine life and reefs to care for them, and therefore support the reefs without ever having physically being on a reef… …reef tanks advertise and stimulate visitors to come to Hawaii.”

The problem is that aquarium fish die quickly, requiring more fish. Hawaii reefs are in decline, yet William Aila’s orchestration of aquarium trade entrenchment in Hawaii continues with these ‘rules packages’. Aquarium collectors and wholesalers wrote these rules, and after these so-called hearings to ventilate public outrage, aquarium collector Aila will pass these rules with unanimous consent.

We all know about Pele’s curse on anyone taking a pebble or a bit of sand from Hawaii. What would be left if everyone took some? How does Madame Pele feel about the accursed aquarium trade? While Bill Aila runs kangaroo hearings on reef wildlife, and a few DLNR staffers soak up public outrage like punching bags, and Neil Abercrombie looks the other way, the world is watching Hawaii. Earthjustice is representing the Humane Society of the United States, the Center for Biological Diversity, the Conservation Council of Hawaii, and a cross-section of Hawaii’s people in suing the state—suing the State of Hawaii for Failure to assess reef impact prior to issuing aquarium permits that allow TOTAL EXTRACTION of Hawaii’s marine wildlife. These bogus rules have limits per collector, but no limit on the number of collectors.

These false rules allow six Hawaiian cleaner wrasses per day per collector—but a Hawaiian cleaner wrasse dies very quickly in captivity and Hawaiian cleaner wrasses are slated for protection on the Big Island. How can a species be targeted here and protected there? It’s the money. These rules are based on lies and personal need. These rules would allow 25 Moorish Idols per collector per day. So 23 collectors could take 575 idols in a day, reaching the annual average take in 10 days. Why have a rule that has no meaning or effect? The Oahu aquarium trade wants to protect three butterflyfish species that total 50 fish taken since 1999, but they target three other species already under great pressure. Why? It’s the money. Here’s the kicker- these rules target 260 species. One of those species is the bi-color anthius. This fish brings $70 each online, but Hawaii collectors get about five bucks for them. That’s $8500 for the annual take of this incredible fish. You can’t buy a species for $8,500, but you can sell one. Taking these fish for mainland hobby aquariums is wrong and a crime against the people of Hawaii.

I oppose these rules, and I challenge DLNR to recuse itself on the aquarium trade as long as William Aila is director. This was conflict of interest. Now it’s collusion between public officials and private enterprise.

Public testimony for the lawsuit against DLNR is open until December 19th. Here is a link to the petition where comments may be made: Earthjustice Petition

Dragon moray eelDragon moray eel
Photo: Robert Wintner

A dragon moray is extremely rare. Can you imagine the value of such a wonder to reef balance, reef beauty, reef experience. But we can't disclose whereabouts on this eel or any exotic species, because aquarium collectors will grab these critters in a blink for sale online. Dragon morays bring $950 each. William Aila now orchestrates aquarium trade entrenchment on Hawaii reefs. Neil Abercombie is MIA--no vision, no political will, no pulse, leaving Hawaii with nothing but the shame, shame, shame. Oh, but the times they are a changing.

Read more: Support Builds for Protection of Hawaii’s Coral Reef Ecosystem

Something Fishy Continues in Costa Rica and Germany

Commentary by Captain Alex Cornelissen

Sea Shepherd crew approaches the VaraderoSea Shepherd crew approaches the Varadero
Photo: Sea Shepherd
Last Friday we were informed of a decision that gives irrefutable evidence that the case against Captain Paul Watson is political.

Since Captain Watson’s arrest in Germany, our legal defense team has been working tirelessly to gather evidence to get the Costa Rican charges against Captain Watson dropped. Our Costa Rican lawyer presented two excellent motions before the court and even a constitutional motion. All these proposals were denied with very weak justification.

Our latest motion was denied Friday. In this document we have provided a very clear argument that Captain Watson is being charged with a crime that does not even exist in Costa Rican law. He is being charged with danger to shipwreck with injury. There is no such thing as danger to shipwreck with injury. What is listed is: 1) danger to shipwreck, 2) shipwreck, and 3) shipwreck with injury. These represent three different crimes, all with different penalties. Captain Watson is being prosecuted for shipwreck with injuries even though an actual shipwreck never took place. We are not even arguing the absurdity of the so-called injury (one of the fishermen claims he slipped and broke his finger). We are arguing the wrongful application of the article in question, further adding that the article was drafted in the interest of public safety and public transportation. A collision (hardly a potential shipwreck) between a privately owned fishing boat and a Sea Shepherd vessel certainly does not fall in that category (we are not even arguing who was at fault).

The case has gone from strange to absurd by the latest court decision. Their argument is that the case has to go to court before they are even willing to make a decision.

Let me get this clear: Captain Watson has to show up in Costa Rica to be placed in jail awaiting his trial to defend himself against a crime that does not even exist in Costa Rican law? What guarantee does he have that he will receive a fair trial if the basic principles of Costa Rican law are not even honored by their own courts? And how clear will it be that, even if we do win the case, an extradition to Japan is imminent. How much time away from his crucial work will it cost Captain Watson? I think we all agree he has more pressing matters to attend to. How much money do we have to spend to defend Captain Watson against these unlawful charges?

Further adding to the absurdity of this case is the decision from the German court to refuse to drop the arrest warrant for Captain Watson. An arrest warrant that, according to German law, can only be maintained if Captain Watson is actually in Germany. The German court is arguing that it is not certain that Captain Watson actually has left Germany. I am confused, who is that man on the Steve Irwin? I could have sworn it was Captain Watson.

Maintaining an arrest warrant for someone who is not even in a country is like issuing an arrest warrant for everybody on the Interpol red list, regardless of where they are. The whole thing is absurd and unnecessary, let alone unprecedented.

The case is being stalled and the courts are refusing to listen to our argument, even though it should be crystal clear to them. What is crystal clear to us, is that this has never been about justice, this has always been political, a way to shut us down, a way to keep us busy in the courts, a way to raise our legal expenses and therefore lower our campaign funds.

This tactic doesn’t really seem to work, quite the opposite actually. What has happened since Captain Watson’s arrest is growing worldwide support for our cause, the purchase of another vessel for our fleet (and how ironic is its origin), Captain Watson joining our fleet in time to lead the campaign, and just this Friday I received the news that Sea Shepherd officially has been inscribed as an NGO in Costa Rica.

It is more than clear that we have the support of people around the world, but at the same time it is clear that governments are not listening to their own people. Then again, what is new?

Supporters in Germany at an S.O.S day gathering in honor of Captain WatsoSupporters in Germany at an S.O.S day gathering in honor of Captain Watson
Photo: Sea Shepherd

Read more: Something Fishy Continues in Costa Rica and Germany

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  6. Oct 29, 2012 - The Return of a Dangerous Ecological Criminal
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  10. Oct 15, 2012 - Costa Rica Bans Shark Finning. Or Have They?
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  18. Sep 09, 2012 - An Odyssey for the Whales
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  22. Aug 31, 2012 - My Brother Stephen
  23. Aug 30, 2012 - Contemplating the Risso's Dolphin on the Eve of the Annual Slaughter
  24. Aug 29, 2012 - The Insane Controversy of Cape Cross
  25. Aug 28, 2012 - We Will Not Back Down
  26. Aug 27, 2012 - Operation: Infinite Patience 2012-2013 Has Begun
  27. Aug 15, 2012 - Costa Rican Government Risks Nation
  28. Jul 31, 2012 - Plastic Beaches
  29. Jul 12, 2012 - Whaling in Norway
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  31. Jul 03, 2012 - The Party is Getting Old in Panama
  32. Jun 27, 2012 - Who is Really in Charge in Costa Rica?
  33. Jun 27, 2012 - The Mystery of Cocos Island
  34. Jun 12, 2012 - Sea Lions Aren’t the Dam Problem on the Columbia River!
  35. Jun 04, 2012 - Namibia's Shameful Secret
  36. May 31, 2012 - The Damn Hunger Games on the Columbia River
  37. May 29, 2012 - The Law Takes Precedence Over Justice in Germany
  38. May 25, 2012 - Advocating for Environmental Justice in the Pacific Ocean
  39. May 23, 2012 - A Call From Berlin To Defend Our Oceans
  40. May 22, 2012 - Greetings From Germany
  41. May 11, 2012 - Farley Mowat- A legend
  42. May 10, 2012 - The Case for Mass Murder in the Faeroe Islands
  43. May 08, 2012 - Takk Heri Joensen: Viking Vs Viking Over the Grind
  44. May 07, 2012 - The Canadian Seal Hunt
  45. Apr 28, 2012 - Countering the Rhetoric of an Apostle of Whale Slaughter
  46. Apr 23, 2012 - Blaming Wildlife for Dwindling Fish Stocks Is An Embarrassing Attempt to Mask The Real Problem-Human Overconsumption
  47. Apr 13, 2012 - Namibia Trots Out Old and Useless Tricks to Defend the Seal Slaughter
  48. Apr 12, 2012 - Sea Shepherd Chile Gets the Opportunity To Help a Distressed Baby Sea Lion Amidst a Countrywide Debate Over a Proposed Sea Lion Cull
  49. Apr 06, 2012 - Canadian Corporate Communism Tosses More Cash to Criminals
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  56. Mar 16, 2012 - It Takes One Voice to Make a Difference
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  69. Jan 12, 2012 - From Garrett to Gillard – A Government of Broken Promises
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  75. Jan 05, 2012 - Appeal to Nations to Take Action to Protect All Lives in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary
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  146. Dec 17, 2010 - Sea Shepherd Condemns Senseless Shark Slaughter
  147. Dec 14, 2010 - Biostitutes Shill for Salmon Shysters
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  157. Nov 23, 2010 - The Changing of the Guard at Taiji
  158. Nov 22, 2010 - Where in the World is the Japanese Whaling Fleet?
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  167. Sep 28, 2010 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to Yasue Funayama
  168. Sep 27, 2010 - The Forgotten Victims of Mercury Poisoning
  169. Sep 25, 2010 - Captain Paul Watson’s Reply to Katsutoshi Mihara
  170. Sep 22, 2010 - Additional information related to: A Brief History of Counter Eco-Terrorism Against the Dolphin Killers of Taiji (original posting, September 15, 2010)
  171. Sep 21, 2010 - Where do the Captured Taiji Dolphins Go?
  172. Sep 16, 2010 - A Commentary on Deals, Compromises, and Capitulations Regarding Whaling
  173. Sep 15, 2010 - Rejecting Compromise Over Whaling
  174. Sep 15, 2010 - A Brief History of Counter Eco-Terrorism Against the Dolphin Killers of Taiji
  175. Sep 13, 2010 - Faeroe Islands: The Graveyard of Shame
  176. Sep 09, 2010 - We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us
  177. Sep 05, 2010 - Sea Shepherds Find Healthy Whale Sharks in the Gulf!
  178. Aug 27, 2010 - Insight Into Reality TV by The New York Times
  179. Aug 21, 2010 - The Dark Hobby; Can We Stop the Devastating Impact of Home Aquaria on Reefs Worldwide?
  180. Aug 19, 2010 - Refuting the Racist Rhetoric
  181. Aug 11, 2010 - Ecuador has not joined the pro-whaling block in the IWC
  182. Jul 30, 2010 - Sea Shepherd Undercover Operative Addresses the People of the Faeroe Islands
  183. Jul 26, 2010 - Sea Shepherd Operation Gulf Rescue Update
  184. Jul 22, 2010 - The Faeroes and Mercury in Our Seafood
  185. Jul 21, 2010 - Sea Shepherd Visits Monaco
  186. Jul 19, 2010 - Beware of the "Sea Shepherd"
  187. Jul 16, 2010 - Oil Spill Assaults Kahnawakes Shoreline
  188. Jul 15, 2010 - Bye, Bye, Rotten Butter Bombs
  189. Jul 06, 2010 - In Memory of Carroll Vogel
  190. Jul 01, 2010 - Sea Shepherd at Deepwater Ground Zero
  191. Jul 01, 2010 - Sea Shepherd at Deepwater Ground Zero
  192. Jun 25, 2010 - An Amusing Shade of Blue
  193. Jun 22, 2010 - Steve Irwin Banned from Morocco
  194. Jun 21, 2010 - The Rainbow Fades as Greenpeace Betrays the Whales
  195. Jun 16, 2010 - Saving Endangered Feces
  196. Jun 16, 2010 - Japan Threatens to Go Renegade!
  197. Jun 14, 2010 - Japan has a responsibility to save the bluefin tuna
  198. Jun 12, 2010 - Japan Dives Deep into Depravity to Destroy the Whales
  199. Jun 09, 2010 - Knights of Consequences
  200. Jun 07, 2010 - Oil Kill - The Gulf of Mexico Killing Fields BP Doesn’t Want You Thinking About
  201. Jun 04, 2010 - Remaining Aggressive and Nonviolent
  202. Jun 02, 2010 - Crossing (S)words With the Goliaths of Doom
  203. May 11, 2010 - Seaacide is Brainless
  204. May 10, 2010 - Maritime Justice in the Land of Oz
  205. May 10, 2010 - It Could Have Been Avoided
  206. Apr 21, 2010 - We Need to Stand Up to Japan
  207. Apr 21, 2010 - We Need to Stand Up to Japan
  208. Apr 04, 2010 - Captain Peter Bethune – The Last Samurai!
  209. Mar 10, 2010 - Responding to Japanese Reportage on “The Cove”
  210. Mar 10, 2010 - Shepherding “The Cove” to an Oscar
  211. Mar 02, 2010 - The Drowning of the Ice Babies
  212. Feb 25, 2010 - Sea Shepherd is Safer than Sea World
  213. Feb 24, 2010 - Former Japanese Whaling Commissioner Validates Sea Shepherd Intervention
  214. Feb 24, 2010 - Whales and the Absurdity of a Diplomatic Solution
  215. Feb 22, 2010 - Politics Vs Results in the Whale Wars
  216. Feb 22, 2010 - Sea Shepherd Confirms the Non-Existence of Pingvin Island
  217. Feb 18, 2010 - Letter to the Editor - The Australian
  218. Feb 15, 2010 - Sea Shepherd “Mission Impossible” Breaches Security on Japanese Security Vessel
  219. Feb 15, 2010 - Three Cheers for Captain Peter Bethune
  220. Feb 11, 2010 - Alice in Nunavutland
  221. Feb 11, 2010 - More Silliness from Newfoundland
  222. Feb 10, 2010 - Hey Japanese Whaler Dudes, Stop Your Pathetic Whining
  223. Feb 08, 2010 - Countering Japan’s Ministry of Truth
  224. Feb 05, 2010 - Fear and Loathing in Iqaluit
  225. Feb 03, 2010 - Baby Seal Bashing Politics in the Great White North
  226. Feb 01, 2010 - The Final Assault on the Cetacean Death Star
  227. Jan 29, 2010 - The Bogus Science of the Japanese Whaling Fleet
  228. Jan 22, 2010 - Letter to the Editor - The Australian
  229. Jan 22, 2010 - Destroy and Deny - The Japanese Approach to Sinking Ships
  230. Jan 21, 2010 - Glenn Beck - The Father of Freaky Fox Facts, Fables, Farces and Fantasies
  231. Jan 19, 2010 - Cyber Wars
  232. Jan 18, 2010 - In Pursuit of Lives Not Lost
  233. Jan 15, 2010 - Sea Shepherd is a Fundamentalist Darwinist Anti-God Organization Interfering with God’s Divine Plan to Have the Japanese Illegally Slaughter the Whales!
  234. Jan 14, 2010 - A Message from Sea Shepherd’s CEO
  235. Jan 14, 2010 - The Wellingtonian editorial: Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs
  236. Jan 02, 2010 - Happy New Year from the Southern Ocean
  237. Dec 24, 2009 - Exchanging letters with the Australian Minister for the Environment
  238. Dec 22, 2009 - We Will Crush and We Will Bury the Sealing Industry
  239. Dec 10, 2009 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to Japan
  240. Nov 27, 2009 - Fastest Fish in the Ocean, Speeding Towards Extinction
  241. Nov 25, 2009 - Consider the Leatherback
  242. Nov 19, 2009 - The End of Japanese Whaling in the Southern Ocean is in Sight
  243. Aug 31, 2009 - Fish Farming in British Columbia- Destroying the Wild Salmon
  244. Aug 27, 2009 - Sea Shepherd Calls Australians to Respect Broome's Japanese Families and Their Heritage
  245. Aug 25, 2009 - Serial Seal Slaying Senators Support Southern Seal Slaughter
  246. Aug 20, 2009 - Alexandra Morton's Letter to the Fisheries Minister on Missing Sockeye
  247. Aug 19, 2009 - Broome has the Power to Cease the Dolphin Killings in Taiji
  248. Jul 30, 2009 - Confronting Senseless Slaughter: Taking a Stand for a Whale-Loving Nation
  249. Jul 14, 2009 - Communications with the Enemy
  250. Jul 09, 2009 - What Will Happen to Us When the Oceans Die?
  251. Jul 08, 2009 - Galapagos National Park: 50 Year Anniversary or Theme Park Opening?
  252. Jul 03, 2009 - Damn Proud to be Guilty
  253. Jul 01, 2009 - Official Apology to the Government of Canada
  254. Jun 29, 2009 - For the Whales We Weep Before Forever We Sleep
  255. Jun 25, 2009 - Fear and Loathing in Madeira
  256. Jun 18, 2009 - Sharks, Drugs, Lies, and Corruption in Costa Rica
  257. Jun 16, 2009 - Captain Paul Watson Dismisses and Disses the Whale Wars Critics
  258. Jun 11, 2009 - The League of Extraordinarily Gentle Terrorists
  259. Jun 08, 2009 - Sea Shepherd Stands By Our Position: Mike Meyer Must Be Fired
  260. Jun 02, 2009 - Boycott South African Wines Until Whale Butcher Mike Meyers is Sacked
  261. May 28, 2009 - Eat Your Heart Out Sarah Palin: Michaelle Jean is now the Barbarian Queen
  262. May 27, 2009 - Captain Paul Watson at the Telluride Mountain Film Festival
  263. May 26, 2009 - Canadian Governor General Bites a Bleeding Seal Heart
  264. May 19, 2009 - Are Newfoundlanders Throwing in the Towel?
  265. May 16, 2009 - Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks
  266. May 06, 2009 - Alex and Peter's Excellent Wacky Adventure in the Great White North
  267. May 06, 2009 - Rescuing Reno the 80 Year Old Lobster From the Desert
  268. Apr 28, 2009 - Cetaceans Society International Attacks Sea Shepherd for Saving Dolphins
  269. Apr 08, 2009 - Whale Wars Returns for Second Season
  270. Apr 07, 2009 - We Need to Stop Eating the Oceans
  271. Mar 23, 2009 - The End of the Despicable Commercial Canadian Seal Hunt is in Sight
  272. Mar 09, 2009 - We Are the Ladies of the Night
  273. Feb 23, 2009 - Our Efforts to Assist at the Tasmanian Whale Stranding
  274. Feb 22, 2009 - A Whale of a Kangaroo Court
  275. Feb 21, 2009 - Guest Commentary: Peter Garrett lacks power and the passion
  276. Feb 18, 2009 - What is Greenpeace Thinking?
  277. Feb 17, 2009 - Captain Paul Watson on Whale Wars
  278. Feb 09, 2009 - A Kiwi Corporate Whore in the Land of the Rising Sun
  279. Feb 08, 2009 - United Press International Report- Asia, with Comments by Captain Paul Watson
  280. Feb 03, 2009 - Whalers Doing Crazy Joes Across the Ross Sea In Defence of a Savage Industry
  281. Feb 02, 2009 - The Battle for the Whales in the Ross Sea
  282. Feb 01, 2009 - Hunting the Hunters at the Bottom of the World
  283. Jan 29, 2009 - Japan Should Be Stopping Their Own Pirates
  284. Jan 28, 2009 - Is Kevin Rudd the Neville Chamberlain of Conservation?
  285. Jan 26, 2009 - Taking on the Goliaths of Doom
  286. Jan 14, 2009 - The Whale War of Words
  287. Jan 05, 2009 - The Death of a Whaler
  288. Dec 29, 2008 - We Pirates Speak for the Whales
  289. Dec 29, 2008 - Guest Commentary: Lumberjacks in Eden
  290. Dec 29, 2008 - The Whalers are a Bunch of Arrogant Lying Wankers
  291. Dec 28, 2008 - Cold Case in Cold Waters
  292. Dec 27, 2008 - Sea Shepherd Gives the Whalers a Gift that Keeps on Stinking
  293. Dec 24, 2008 - Christmas Message from the Captain of the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin
  294. Dec 08, 2008 - A Letter from Captain Paul Watson from the Tasman Sea
  295. Dec 02, 2008 - Risky Business At the Bottom of the World
  296. Dec 02, 2008 - Responding to the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans On the Death of the Narwhals
  297. Dec 02, 2008 - A Conversation with the Narwhal Butchers
  298. Nov 30, 2008 - The Canadian Slaughter of the Unicorns
  299. Nov 29, 2008 - Ferocious Islanders Paying for Their Sins
  300. Nov 20, 2008 - Peter Garrett
  301. Nov 19, 2008 - The Politics of Pretending to Save the Whales
  302. Nov 14, 2008 - Fighting an Economic Goliath in the Southern Oceans
  303. Nov 06, 2008 - Whalers Fearful of Television Spot Lighting Their Crimes
  304. Nov 05, 2008 - It Appears that Greenpeace Has Become Yellowpeace
  305. Nov 03, 2008 - Farley Mowat Writes to Live and Lives to Write
  306. Oct 22, 2008 - Iceland on the Threshold of an Economic Ragnarok
  307. Oct 21, 2008 - Will Humpbacks Be Targets for Japanese Harpoons this Year?
  308. Oct 18, 2008 - Commentary and Editorial
  309. Oct 09, 2008 - Hominid Exotics Removed from the Galapagos
  310. Sep 15, 2008 - Shin-ken sh?-bu
  311. Sep 06, 2008 - Loyola, We
  312. Sep 03, 2008 - A 4th Grader
  313. Aug 28, 2008 - Aqua Cats Are Eating the Oceans
  314. Aug 22, 2008 - A Sad Good-bye to Collette
  315. Aug 22, 2008 - Former Australian Environment Minister Questions Japanese Motives
  316. Aug 21, 2008 - The Mouse that Roared Sea Shepherd Vs the Empire of the Rising Sun
  317. Aug 21, 2008 - Propaganda Wars Under the Rising Sun
  318. Aug 20, 2008 - The Delights of Death Threats
  319. Aug 16, 2008 - Paving Paradise in the Enchanted Islands
  320. Aug 12, 2008 - Encounters with a Man of Power
  321. Aug 12, 2008 - Operation Musashi Q and A with Captain Paul Watson
  322. Aug 10, 2008 - Feeding fish to Chickens and Pigs
  323. Aug 05, 2008 - More Adventures in the Great White North
  324. Jul 29, 2008 - Hyper Hearn Hysterically Heaps Histrionic Hype High Over Harp Seal Ban
  325. Jul 28, 2008 - With Friends Like These How Can We Lose?
  326. Jul 21, 2008 - Operation Musashi
  327. Jul 07, 2008 - The World of 2108
  328. Jul 07, 2008 - Battleship Antarctica
  329. Jul 01, 2008 - Operation Musashi
  330. Jun 27, 2008 - IWC Wipes Out In Chile
  331. Jun 25, 2008 - Lukewarm Meeting on Whaling in Chilly Chile
  332. Jun 18, 2008 - No Peace with Greenpeace it Seems
  333. Jun 17, 2008 - Has Australia Sold Out the Whales?
  334. Jun 12, 2008 - New Mining Technique Threatens Habitat and Ocean Wildlife
  335. Jun 10, 2008 - There is Something Very Rotten in Denmark
  336. Jun 09, 2008 - Will Australia Surrender the Whales to Japan?
  337. Jun 02, 2008 - The Costliest Catch - Rising Fuel Costs May Help Save the Oceans
  338. May 23, 2008 - Trek Through Europe
  339. May 20, 2008 - Australian Political Hypocrites Order
  340. May 17, 2008 - Under the Naked Light Bulb for the Seals
  341. May 15, 2008 - Japanese Whalers are Crooks? Who would have thought?
  342. May 13, 2008 - The Hanging Judges of the Magandertal Islands
  343. May 10, 2008 - The Economist Reviews Harpoon by Andrew Darby: Blood and guts
  344. May 05, 2008 - Memoriam for Charles Caccia (1930-2008)
  345. May 05, 2008 - What the Phoque?
  346. May 04, 2008 - Guest Commentary: End crab fishery, plant trees
  347. Apr 30, 2008 -
  348. Apr 30, 2008 - Guest commentary by Sea Shepherd Board Member Kurt Lieber
  349. Apr 28, 2008 - Hard Talk With Captain Paul Watson
  350. Apr 28, 2008 - Biocentric Knight Takes On Anthropocentric Bishop
  351. Apr 23, 2008 - The Sea Shepherd Tar Baby Strategy
  352. Apr 22, 2008 - Sea Shepherd Supports Teens Against Whaling
  353. Apr 21, 2008 - Adventures in the Bizarre World of Canadian Politics
  354. Apr 21, 2008 - Silver Donald Cameron: DFO not covering itself in glory in seal hunt mess
  355. Apr 20, 2008 - Orchestrating the Media in a Symphony of Controversy and Social Revolution to Save the Seals
  356. Apr 18, 2008 - Farley Mowat: Two against the tide?
  357. Apr 16, 2008 - Another Sealer Bites the Dust
  358. Apr 11, 2008 - The Seals Are Winning the Seal Wars
  359. Apr 10, 2008 - We Stand on Guard for Thee (The Seals)
  360. Apr 08, 2008 - Sea Shepherd
  361. Apr 06, 2008 - A Pack of Lies on the Ice Pack
  362. Apr 05, 2008 - Fear and Loathing in Atlantic Canada
  363. Apr 04, 2008 - I
  364. Mar 28, 2008 - The Silence of the Lambs
  365. Mar 27, 2008 - Rest in Peace Lyle
  366. Mar 26, 2008 - Three Decades of Living Dangerously
  367. Mar 19, 2008 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to Canadian Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn
  368. Mar 17, 2008 - Whales and Kangaroos Down Under: A Tale of Two Hypocrisies
  369. Mar 15, 2008 - Odyssey For The Whales: 20,000 Miles, 68 Crew Members, And 83 Days At Sea For The Whales In The Southern Ocean
  370. Mar 13, 2008 - Evolution Is Going To The Dogs In The Galapagos
  371. Mar 13, 2008 - Kamikaze Winds Savage Japanese Whaling Fleet
  372. Mar 12, 2008 - Keeping the Focus on the Southern Oceans and the Whales
  373. Mar 08, 2008 - Gun Shot Discharge?
  374. Mar 08, 2008 - Sea Shepherd Honoured by the International Whaling Commission
  375. Mar 08, 2008 - Whales, Japanese Lies, and Videotapes
  376. Mar 07, 2008 - The Chase Continues as Japanese Whalers Issue Denials and Threats
  377. Mar 06, 2008 - The Great Southern Ocean Whaling Ship Chase - Day Thirteen
  378. Mar 05, 2008 - The Great Southern Ocean Whaling Ship Chase - Day Twelve
  379. Mar 04, 2008 - Illegal Whaling in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary - The Numbers
  380. Mar 03, 2008 - The Sea Down Under
  381. Mar 01, 2008 - The Chase Continues - Day Eight: Pouncing on the Japanese Slaughterhouse in the Frozen Southern Mist
  382. Feb 29, 2008 - Crazy Cold Case Keystone Cops Comedy Chase Continues
  383. Feb 29, 2008 - Environmentalist Shepherds Salmon Past the Danger of Salmon Concentration Camps
  384. Feb 29, 2008 - The Chase Continues - Day Seven
  385. Feb 28, 2008 - The Chase Continues - Day Six
  386. Feb 27, 2008 - The Chase Continues - Day Five
  387. Feb 26, 2008 - The Chase Continues - Day Four
  388. Feb 25, 2008 - The Chase Continues - Day Three
  389. Feb 24, 2008 - The Great Southern Ocean Chase - Day Two
  390. Feb 23, 2008 -
  391. Feb 22, 2008 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to the Yomiuri Shimbun
  392. Feb 21, 2008 - Frequently Asked Questions
  393. Feb 19, 2008 - Rolling Down To the Coast of Antarctica
  394. Feb 10, 2008 - The World Wide Whale Wars
  395. Feb 07, 2008 - The Big Question: Have the Japanese seen off their opponents in the battle over whaling?
  396. Feb 05, 2008 - The Other Whaling Industry Cashing in on the Suffering and Death of the Great Whales
  397. Feb 02, 2008 - Comments on BBC
  398. Jan 31, 2008 - Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace - An Unfortunate Conflict
  399. Jan 26, 2008 - The Rocky Whaling Fleet Horror Show
  400. Jan 25, 2008 - The Birth of a New Manchuria
  401. Jan 24, 2008 - Odyssey of Compassion through the Great Southern Ocean
  402. Jan 23, 2008 - Mourning Heath Ledger
  403. Jan 22, 2008 - Japanese Professor Questions the Existence of Whaling Culture in Japan
  404. Jan 21, 2008 - Distracted by Strategy
  405. Jan 20, 2008 - The Ecological Insanity of Fish Farming
  406. Jan 19, 2008 - Sea Shepherd FAQ
  407. Jan 17, 2008 - The Cold War at the Bottom of the Planet to Save the Whales
  408. Jan 10, 2008 - The Art of Finding Whalers
  409. Jan 10, 2008 - The End of the Canadian Baby Seal Slaughter is in Sight
  410. Jan 08, 2008 - The Impossible Mission Continues
  411. Jan 02, 2008 - Flim Flannery Environmentalism
  412. Dec 26, 2007 - Book Review: High Surf - The world's most inspiring surfers...
  413. Dec 25, 2007 - Blog: Christmas on the Steve Irwin
  414. Dec 21, 2007 - Hideki Eats Crow
  415. Dec 20, 2007 - The Curse of Ahab's Children
  416. Dec 16, 2007 - The Search for the Killers Has Begun
  417. Dec 12, 2007 - The Killing is About to Begin, Where is Everybody?
  418. Dec 07, 2007 - The Spirit of Steve Irwin
  419. Nov 23, 2007 - Five Incompetent Makah Make a Mockery of Traditional Whaling
  420. Nov 20, 2007 - Guest Commentary by Thomasina Larkin - Making a Difference: No holds barred in fight for dolphins
  421. Nov 16, 2007 - Guest Commentary by Dave Foreman - The Angry West
  422. Nov 15, 2007 - Taking on the Goliath of Doom from the Land of the Rising Sun
  423. Nov 05, 2007 - Sea Shepherd Commandeers the Pages of The New Yorker
  424. Oct 20, 2007 - Oh Canada, Once My Home and Now a Very Strange Land
  425. Oct 16, 2007 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to Dr. "Kill-A-Roo" Diesendorf
  426. Oct 10, 2007 - Dolphin Campaign Scores a Hit with Time Magazine
  427. Oct 10, 2007 - Extinction Crisis Escalates!
  428. Oct 08, 2007 - Fishmonger "Scientists" Peddle Poisons to the Public
  429. Oct 06, 2007 - With Enemies Like These, the Whales May Have a Chance
  430. Oct 01, 2007 - Tears for the Rising Sun
  431. Sep 15, 2007 - Canada Shows Its True Colors on the Issue of Color
  432. Sep 12, 2007 - Welcome To The Banana Republic of Canada
  433. Aug 31, 2007 - Two Tales of Saving Whales: Book Reviews by Paul Watson
  434. Aug 22, 2007 - Killing Fish for Fun and Profit
  435. Aug 21, 2007 - Arctic Ivory Hunters Massacre Walrus and Narwhal
  436. Aug 14, 2007 - Guest Commentary by Robert Wintner - Enslaving the World's Reef Fish
  437. Aug 06, 2007 - A Sunday at Sea with Sea Shepherd and the Shark Killers
  438. Jul 19, 2007 - Guest Commentary by Rafe Mair - Shilling for Sea Lice - How to detect the fish farm swill
  439. Jul 03, 2007 - Sea Shepherd Mourns the Passing of Colleen McCrory
  440. Jun 07, 2007 - Guest Commentary by Dr. Paul Spong - IWC59 Wrap-up
  441. Jun 01, 2007 - Guest Commentary by Dr. Paul Spong - IWC 59 Day Four - Taking the Marbles Home
  442. Jun 01, 2007 - Guest Commentary by Horst Kleinschmidt - IWC - No Middle Ground
  443. May 29, 2007 - Hotel Captain Cook Bars Sea Shepherd from Attending Meeting
  444. May 18, 2007 - Sea Shepherd Steadfast in its Goal to Defend Whales from Icelandic Whalers
  445. May 14, 2007 - Guest Commentary by George Monbiot - The Destruction of Large Marine Predators
  446. May 04, 2007 - The Beginning of the End for Life as We Know it on Planet Earth?
  447. Apr 30, 2007 - Trading Fighting Words with an Advocate of Death
  448. Apr 20, 2007 - Earth Day Cometh and Earth Day Goeth (and Where Have All the Bees Gone?)
  449. Apr 09, 2007 - A Tale of Two
  450. Apr 06, 2007 - Greenpeace Condemns Sea Shepherd in Japan
  451. Apr 04, 2007 - Doublespeak from the Ministry of Death by Guest Commentator Silver Don Cameron
  452. Apr 02, 2007 - Canada
  453. Mar 14, 2007 - How Real Conservatives View the Canadian Seal Slaughter
  454. Feb 27, 2007 - Sea Shepherd Assists Greenpeace
  455. Feb 23, 2007 - Meet Ginza Glen
  456. Feb 16, 2007 - The End of the Japanese Cetacean Death Star
  457. Feb 10, 2007 - Dealing with the Hypocrisy of the Human Perceptions
  458. Feb 05, 2007 - With Friends Like This
  459. Jan 15, 2007 - We Need to Focus on the Real Violence in the Whale Sanctuary
  460. Jan 14, 2007 - The Impossible Mission
  461. Dec 26, 2006 - Canadian Senator Sees Defeat for the Seal Killers
  462. Dec 21, 2006 - Greenpeace Responds to Sea Shepherd's Accusations
  463. Dec 20, 2006 - The Truth about Greenpeace and Whaling
  464. Dec 18, 2006 - Australian Environment Minister Stands Strong Against Whaling
  465. Dec 15, 2006 - Why Killing Whales is Murder
  466. Dec 07, 2006 - Guest Commentary by Zoe Blunt - Great Bear Rainforest: The Clearcut Truth
  467. Nov 16, 2006 - The U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Needs to Wake Up!
  468. Nov 08, 2006 - Environmentalists Score a Major Victory Against the Environmental Enemy #1
  469. Nov 03, 2006 - Captain Watson on CBC Radio About the Panama Canal Expansion Plans
  470. Oct 24, 2006 - The Canadian Department of Fishy Business
  471. Oct 16, 2006 - Guest Commentary - Rafe Mair on the Government and the Environment
  472. Oct 11, 2006 - Guest Commentary by Ben Zuckerman - Does the World Really Need More Babies?
  473. Sep 05, 2006 - Crikey, We
  474. Aug 29, 2006 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to the Labradorian
  475. Aug 21, 2006 - Dolphins Dumb? Scientist is Dumber
  476. Aug 15, 2006 - Rafe Mair Comments on Alexandra Morton's Legal Victory Over B.C. Salmon Farmers
  477. Aug 03, 2006 - Clayoquot Sound Condemned to Bleed
  478. Jul 24, 2006 - The Plastic Sea
  479. Jul 13, 2006 - Norwegian Whalers are Wimps or Liars
  480. Jul 11, 2006 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to Japanese Senior Consul General Makoto Hinei
  481. Jun 27, 2006 - The Truth about
  482. Jun 26, 2006 - Whaling in Mongolia
  483. Jun 19, 2006 - St. Kitts Declaration is an Insight into Human Ecological Insanity
  484. Jun 15, 2006 - Saving Leviathan
  485. Jun 01, 2006 - Captain Paul Watson Responds to Canadian Writer Joan Forsey
  486. May 31, 2006 - Japanese Research Whaling Finally Reveals Exciting Discovery
  487. May 26, 2006 - Greenpeace Refuses to Help Pro-Whale Nations
  488. May 18, 2006 - Captain Watson Speaks to the Nation on Population and Immigration
  489. May 12, 2006 - Guest Commentary by Mike Roselle - Wind Growers and The Rainbow Warriors
  490. May 04, 2006 - Seal Products May Threaten Human Health by Debbie MacKenzie
  491. Apr 25, 2006 - Groups With Money NOW Have Their Chance to Save the Whales
  492. Apr 21, 2006 - Saluting John Muir
  493. Apr 17, 2006 - Loving Nature with a Gun
  494. Apr 16, 2006 - Paul Watson Challenges John Crosbie on the Seal Slaughter
  495. Apr 14, 2006 - Canada Regresses to the Dark Ages
  496. Apr 13, 2006 - Making Burros Fly
  497. Apr 11, 2006 - The Seven Deadly Sins of the Sealers
  498. Apr 07, 2006 - The Truth about Sealord, Nissui, Earth Island, and the Whales
  499. Apr 03, 2006 - A Message to My Potential Friends and Allies at Greenpeace
  500. Apr 02, 2006 - The Ecology of Sealing by Debbie MacKenzie
  501. Apr 01, 2006 - Captain Watson Corrects Attorney Averill Baker
  502. Mar 31, 2006 - Brigitte Bardot - Open Letter to Canadians
  503. Mar 24, 2006 - Saving Seals for the Money
  504. Mar 21, 2006 - We Ignore the Reports at Our Own Peril and Fiddle as the Earth Burns
  505. Mar 13, 2006 - Message to Greenpeace from Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  506. Mar 12, 2006 - Pride and Prejudice from the New Poster Boy for the Sealers
  507. Mar 09, 2006 - Repercussions from the Knight, the Lady, and Danny Boy
  508. Mar 06, 2006 - Sir Paul McCartney Takes on the Doofus Department and Wins
  509. Mar 04, 2006 - Seal Hunt Supporters Worry Beatle Star Power Will Have Impact
  510. Feb 24, 2006 - What say you Greenpeace?
  511. Jan 26, 2006 - Fear and Loathing in Cape Town - From Fighting Whalers in Antarctica to Fighting Bureaucrats in South Africa
  512. Jan 20, 2006 - Finding the Whalers With the
  513. Jan 15, 2006 - Whale Slaughter Turns Surreal as Japanese Whaler Twists Logic into Absurdity
  514. Jan 09, 2006 - The Liability of Being Effective
  515. Jan 05, 2006 - Homopechephobia - Politics, Corporate Welfare, and the World Crisis in the Fisheries
  516. Jan 03, 2006 - An Open Letter to Environment Minister Ian Campbell
  517. Dec 31, 2005 - Reflections on 2005 and 2006
  518. Dec 30, 2005 - Green Peace and Sea Shepherd
  519. Dec 26, 2005 - The Opening Shots of a 17-Year War to Save the Whales
  520. Dec 25, 2005 - Sea Shepherd Requests the Australian Navy to Keep the Peace in Antarctica
  521. Oct 06, 2005 - Captain Paul Watson Reports from South Africa
  522. Sep 26, 2005 - Thermageddon, the New Atlantis, and the Disenchanted Isles
  523. Sep 20, 2005 - Canadian Odyssey
  524. Sep 20, 2005 - Playing Trivial Pursuit with the Canadian Petticrats
  525. Sep 12, 2005 - The
  526. Aug 31, 2005 - Vancouver Chefs Stand Up to Defend the Fish
  527. Aug 02, 2005 - World Wildlife Fund Validates Sea Shepherd Efforts
  528. Aug 01, 2005 - Watson Vs. Moore in the San Francisco Examiner and the Denver Post
  529. Aug 01, 2005 - Guest Commentary by Newfoundlander Joe Walsh of the St. John's Telegram
  530. Jul 18, 2005 - More and Dumber People - Hot and Hotter Planet
  531. Jun 27, 2005 - You Can
  532. Jun 21, 2005 - Rejecting the Cultural Justification for Slaughter
  533. Jun 14, 2005 - Polluting the English Language to Justify Slaughter
  534. Jun 11, 2005 - The Cassandra Principle and the Demise of the Cod
  535. Jun 09, 2005 - Canada
  536. May 28, 2005 - Disney Cruelly Cuts the Fins Off Sharks for Money
  537. May 10, 2005 - One Day on the Water With Bob Hunter
  538. May 06, 2005 - The Man Who Put the Green In Greenpeace
  539. Apr 10, 2005 - The Orwellian World of the Canadian Seal Hunt
  540. Mar 28, 2005 - Scapegoats of the Deep
  541. Mar 28, 2005 - Response to Kelly Toughill of the Toronto Star
  542. Mar 10, 2005 - To Hell With Butterflies, We Need Room for More People in California
  543. Feb 25, 2005 - Captain Watson's Reply to a Newfoundlander
  544. Dec 30, 2004 - Earthforce - Commentary on the Tsunami
  545. Nov 15, 2004 - Who's Doing What to Protect Dolphins in Japan
  546. Nov 08, 2004 - BBC to Air Wishy-Washy PC Piece on Taiji
  547. Nov 03, 2004 - The American Jurist Defends the Sea Shepherd Approach
  548. Oct 20, 2004 - Kami Kaze Comes to the Aid of Japan
  549. Oct 20, 2004 - The La Jolla Seal Issue and the Law
  550. Sep 24, 2004 - Paradox of Ecotourism
  551. Jul 27, 2004 - Japanese on the Take for Tuna in Tuvalu
  552. Jun 18, 2004 - Leaving Luna Alone
  553. Jun 11, 2004 - Heroes and Hypocrites - Sea Shepherd Responds to Cetacean Society International
  554. May 27, 2004 - Nova Scotia Grey Seal Hunt, 2004 (How, exactly, To Kill An Ocean)
  555. Feb 26, 2004 - The Goliaths of Doom
  556. Feb 20, 2004 - This Parched Earth
  557. Jan 10, 2004 - Global Warming Called Growing Threat to Species
  558. Dec 30, 2003 - The Influence of Sea Shepherd on the Great American Novel
  559. Dec 17, 2003 - Joe, What You Say Just Ain't So
  560. Dec 08, 2003 - The Ten Most Dangerous Places for Marine Mammals in the World And What Sea Shepherd is Doing to Make These Places Safer
  561. Dec 01, 2003 - Shepherd and Sailors, Pirates and Prophets
  562. Nov 03, 2003 - Report on the Status of World Fisheries
  563. Oct 27, 2003 - Human Population Expansion = Oceanic Dead Zones
  564. Oct 27, 2003 - North Sea Faces Collapse of its Ecosystem
  565. Oct 24, 2003 - In Defense of Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard By Captain Paul Watson
  566. Aug 25, 2003 - How many more whales will Iceland need to kill to discover what we already know they eat?
  567. Aug 22, 2003 - Sea Shepherd to Return to the Cod Wars
  568. Aug 18, 2003 - The Strategy of Recognizing Our Enemies or Why We Enjoy Being the Most Despised and Reviled Conservation Organization in the World.
  569. Jul 30, 2003 - Veteran Newfoundland Journalist Begins to See the Light
  570. Jul 17, 2003 - Fishing Industry Defender Goes on the Defensive
  571. Jul 14, 2003 - 10 Questions and Answers on the 2010 Winter Olympics Boycott to stop the Canadian Seal Hunt
  572. Jul 07, 2003 - Clownfish Calamity: Murky Water on the Showbiz Reef
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Operation Milagro III Campaign Launch Video
Operation Milagro III Campaign Launch Video
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California for Operation Milagro III to save the near extinct vaquita marina porpoise and the endangered totoaba bass. The M/V Farley Mowat is back on active duty with the M/V Sam Simon joining the Milagro campaign for the first ti...
Sea Shepherd Investigates Whale Corpse in Sea of Cortez
Sea Shepherd Investigates Whale Corpse in Sea of Cortez
The Farley Mowat Sea Shepherd crew is called out to investigate a dead Brydes whale in the Gulf of California on November 5th, 2016 while patrolling the vaquita refuge. To help the Sea Shepherd crew to continue its work in the Sea of Cortez, including protecting the near-extinct vaquita marina porpo...
Entanglement in the South
Entanglement in the South
Operation Guardian Angel - In and around Bahia de Los Angeles, in the Gulf of California, countless marine species are entrapped in nets with little or no hope of rescue. Rosalia Tellez works for CONANP, a department of the Mexican government that acts as park rangers to enforce laws and assist in ...
Good and Bad Days
Good and Bad Days
This video follows Sea Shepherd volunteers over the course of two days. The first day Sea Shepherd locates and removes a long line from the sea; fortunately no animals were caught in the net. However, the next day volunteers find a sea lion that has been caught and died in a fisherman's net.
Operation Virus Hunter Campaign Summary
Operation Virus Hunter Campaign Summary
Sea Shepherd campaign Operation Virus Hunter saw the vessel RV Martin Sheen under the leadership of Alexandra Morton, head up the coast of British Columbia Canada to expose open pen Atlantic salmon farms and the impact they are having on wild Pacific salmon and the the surrounding eco-systems.
Illegal Totoaba Nets
Illegal Totoaba Nets
This video follows Sea Shepherd volunteers through the process of locating, retrieving and disposing of illegal nets in the Gulf of California.
Discovering Alleged Wild Salmon Dead in Fish Farms
Discovering Alleged Wild Salmon Dead in Fish Farms
August 12th 2016: Early Thursday morning the R/V Martin Sheen assisted Melissa Willie, a band councilor of the Musgamagw Dza’wada’enuxw nation, in hand delivering a letter to three farms expressing the nations disapproval of the industry. Sea Shepherd crew alongside independent biologist Alexand...
The Grind of the Faroe Islands
The Grind of the Faroe Islands
Ross McCall travels to the Faroe Islands to explore the truths behind the centuries old tradition of the brutal Pilot Whale drives.
Operation Virus Hunter: A Salmon PSA with Pamela Anderson
Operation Virus Hunter: A Salmon PSA with Pamela Anderson
Sea Shepherd Chairman of the Board, actor/activist Pamela Anderson, cautions viewers about the dangers of eating farmed salmon.
Why Just One?  Indiegogo Video
Why Just One? Indiegogo Video
Support Sea Shepherd's documentary by sharing and backing our Indiegogo campaign here: http://bit.ly/1OfvER6
Milagro Summary - English
Milagro Summary - English
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Operation Milagro II has come to an end. Milagro is its campaign to fight the looming extinction of the vaquita porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal in the world. With an estimate of less than 100 surviving vaquita, Sea Shepherd ships the R/V Martin Sheen...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 15 - Good Bye
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 15 - Good Bye
Watch the crew of the Farley Mowat capture footage of illegal fishing activity with a night vision drone and pull up a totoaba net in the dead of night. This is the final vlog of Operation Milagro II!
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project is dedicated to collect samples from whales in the Gulf of California to measure levels of toxins in whales in order to determine the levels of toxins in the Gulf of California itself. Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org
Totoaba Poachers Caught on Camera
Totoaba Poachers Caught on Camera
Never before seen footage. Sea Shepherd catches critically endangered totoaba poacher in the act. The Sea Shepherd crew filmed these totoaba poachers as they were checking one of their illegal nets in the protected vaquita habitat. The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the wor...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 14 - Saving Lives
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 14 - Saving Lives
Watch‬ the routine of our crew doing valuable work in the ‪Sea of Cortez‬. We have been very effective at removing illegal fishing gear from the ‪‎vaquita‬ porpoise's habitat. So much so, that now, most of the time we remove nets and lines that are mostly empty, our favorite thing to do....
Sea Shepherd finds 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks
Sea Shepherd finds 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks
The Sea Shepherd crew has found 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks in the month of march of 2016. The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org/milagro2
Sea Shepherds finds a dead sample of the most endangered marine mammal in the world
Sea Shepherds finds a dead sample of the most endangered marine mammal in the world
While patrolling the waters of the upper Gulf of California the Sea Shepherd crew found a dead vaquita porpoise. The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the whole world. The crew also found a Great White Shark caught in an illegal gillnet.
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 12 - This is Direct Action
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 12 - This is Direct Action
This week, the crew of ‪Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The M/V Farley Mowat and The RV Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass long line from the critically endangered ‪vaquita porpoise habitat. The totoaba fish is also critically endangered. Watch all episodes at: http...
Sea Shepherd Crew Save Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet
Sea Shepherd Crew Save Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet
Sea Shepherd crew rescued a whale entangled in an illegal totoaba gillnet in the Gulf of California. Sea Shepherd currently has two vessels in Mexico's Gulf of California on OPERATION MILAGRO. Our goal is to save the vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal. The vaquita are caught as a r...
Gregg Lowe on Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro
Gregg Lowe on Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro
You might know Gregg Lowe from X-Men: Days of Future Past, but now watch him explain Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro and understand why we must save the #VaquitaMarina - The most endangered cetacean in the world. Help us save the vaquita at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/donate-now/vaquita-appeal...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 11 - Big Fish
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 11 - Big Fish
This week the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The Farley Mowat and The Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass net from the critically endangered vaquita marina's habitat Watch all episodes at: http://www.seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia/videos.html ‪#‎OpMilag...
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 10 - Light up the Dark
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 10 - Light up the Dark
Actor Gregg Lowe crews with Sea Shepherd to help us protect the vaquita. The M/V Farley Mowat lights up the vaquita refuge and deters poacher from laying deadly nets in the vaquita marina's habitat. Watch all episodes at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia
Sea Shepherd Wildlife - False Killer Whales
Sea Shepherd Wildlife - False Killer Whales
The first video of our new series "Sea Shepherd Wildlife". This episode is about one of the lesser know large dolphins - The False Killer Whales. Learn more about these beautiful creatures with the Sea Shepherd crew. Share it with your friends. Video by Carolina A. Castro Narration by Nicole D'Entr...
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat
Sea Shepherd Removes gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Habitat.
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 05 - Gillnet Damage
Operation Milagro II: Vlog 05 - Gillnet Damage
Join the crew of the R/V Martin Sheen as they witness the damage a gillnet can cause to marine wildlife while patrolling the endangered vaquita's refuge in Mexico.