Southern Ocean


Sea Shepherd Condemns Japan’s Criminal Conspiracy to Poach Whales in the Southern Ocean

By: Sea Shepherd Global CEO of Sea Shepherd Global, Captain Alex Cornelissen, has condemned Japan’s plans to return to the Southern Ocean to slaughter whales this austral summer. “The pristine waters of the Southern Ocean are once again under threat from poachers,” said Cornelissen. “We would like to remind the […]


Sea Shepherd Australia: Whaling Ship Enters New Zealand Waters

By Sea Shepherd Australia SOUTHERN OCEAN Feb. 8, 2014 – At 0136 NZDT today, Saturday February 8, the Shonan Maru No. 2, the Japanese government security vessel responsible for sinking the New Zealand-registered trimaran Ady Gil in 2010, entered the 200 nautical mile limit of New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone […]


Sea Shepherd Ships Under Attack from Whaling Fleet

Sea Shepherd Ships Under Attack from Whaling Fleet: Bob Barker Struck by Harpoon Ship By: Sea Shepherd Australia Sunday February 2, 2014 – At approximately 0650 AEDT today, The Bob Barker, was hit by the Japanese whaling fleet’s harpoon vessel, the Yushin Maru No. 2 as the harpoon vessel crossed […]


Sea Shepherd Secures The Slipway of the Nisshin Maru: Whaling Halted

By: Sea Shepherd Australia SOUTHERN OCEAN January 30, 2014 – As of 1700 AEDT today, the Sea Shepherd Fleet has shut down the operations of the Japanese whaling fleet for seven consecutive days. The Sea Shepherd ships now guard the slipway of the Nisshin Maru, rendering the factory vessel unable […]


Japanese Whalers Running Out of Steam

By: Sea Shepherd Australia SOUTHERN OCEAN January 26, 2014 – The Japanese whaling fleet has abandoned its plans to out-run the Sea Shepherd Fleet, with its factory vessel, the Nisshin Maru, slowing down to 12 knots after a 36 hour chase at full speed. At approximately 1300 AEDT today, the […]


Sea Shepherd Boxes in Whaling Fleet, Suspends Poaching

By: Sea Shepherd Australia Melbourne, Australia January 25, 2014 — The Sea Shepherd Fleet has once again located the factory vessel of the Japanese whaling fleet, the Nisshin Maru, effectively suspending whale poaching operations in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The ship was located at 2050 AEDT on the 24th of […]


Sea Shepherd Australia: The Bloody Science of Whaling

by Captain Siddharth Chakravarty Captain of The Steve Irwin Conservative estimates put the number of whales killed between 1904 and 1987 in the Antarctic by commercial whaling fleets at 1,339,232. That’s an average of 16,000 whales per year – year after year – for 83 years. The marauding ships wiped […]


Sea Shepherd Australia: Operation Relentless Update

By: Sea Shepherd Australia Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary, January 16, 2014 – On the morning of January 8, Sea Shepherd confirmed that they had lost visual on the Japanese whaling fleet’s factory vessel, the Nisshin Maru. At that time, the factory vessel was outside of its self-designated whaling region. Sea […]


Whaling: Australian Aerial Surveillance Begins

By: Sea Shepherd Australia Melbourne, Australia January 12th, 2014 – Sea Shepherd Australia’s ship Bob Barker reported this morning that the first Australian Government aerial surveillance flight has taken place. Captain Peter Hammarstedt says the Australian Customs plane was overhead for about 8 minutes just after 9am (AEDT) and came […]


Japanese Harpoon Ship Closing in on Australian Whale Sanctuary

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA January 9, 2014 — The Yushin Maru No. 3, one of three harpoon ships of the Japanese whaling fleet, is currently approaching the 200 nautical mile limit of the Australian Exclusive Economic Zone surrounding Macquarie Island, and entering the Australian Whale Sanctuary. The ship is tailing the Sea […]