Whale battle in Southern Ocean

MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 11:44 16/02/2013
YouTube User: Pietiman

On the 15.02.2013 the Sea Shepherd vessel Bob Barker blocked the transfer of a whale by the japanese whaling fleet

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The view from Sea Shephard's ship Bob Barker

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Japanese whalers and the radical Sea Shepherd organisation are battling each other in the Southern Ocean today.

Sea Shepherd say the Japanese harpoon boat Yashin Maru No 2 has killed a whale and has made nine attempts so far to transfer it to the factory ship Nisshin Maru.

Sea Shepherd's ship Bob Barker has been blocking access to the factory ship, the organisation says.

Bob Barker is between the two Japanese ships preventing the harpoon boat from transferring its catch onto the stern of the Nisshin Maru.

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