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Japan’s scientific research program yet to uncover why whales die when speared with a giant harpoon

After decades of research, Japanese scientists are no closer to discovering why whales suddenly die when tracked down, surrounded and then shot with an explosive-tipped harpoon. 218 more words


Nisshin Maru whaling ship awarded halal certificate to prove slaughter abides by Muslim law

JAPAN’S whaling mothership has been awarded a halal certificate to prove the whales it takes from the Antarctic Ocean are slaughtered in accordance with Muslim law, a company spokesman says. 365 more words

Food & Beverage

Sea Shepherd chases Jap vessels with bloody whales

An action-packed adventure awaits the Southern Seas. Sea Shepherd Australia’s mission to chase the Japanese whale hunters started with a bang. Re-blogging yesterday’s story:

Former Greens Senator and now Sea Shepherd Australia (SSA) chairman, Bob Brown, spoke in Hobart Monday to confirm the Sea Shepherd Fleet has located all five Japanese whale poaching vessels, including the Japanese factory ship, the Nisshin Maru, inside the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary (SOWS). 382 more words

Marine Life

Japan Starts Annual Mass Killing of Whales

Japanese fleet spotted harpooning whales inside sanctuary: Sea Shepherd Australia

Sea Shepherd Australia said today they had captured images of Japanese whaling fleet killing protected whales inside an internationally recognized whale sanctuary. 218 more words

Global Disaster Watch

Whale hunters, pirates up for another Antarctic clash

The annual whale hunt season has arrived in the Southern Seas, which usually starts in December and lasts up to summer, around June. The “notorious Japanese whalers” embarked on their expedition early this month undeterred by the expected interception of the relentless anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd Australia (SSA). 682 more words

Marine Life

Japanese whaling fleet departs for Antarctic

Photo : EPA

December 7th, 2013. Two Japanese whaling ships and another vessel left western Japan on Saturday to hunt for whales in what they call scientific research in the Southern Ocean. 133 more words

Endangered Biodiversity