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Whale Wars Returning?


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#1 OFFLINE   Maruuk

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:12 PM

Anybody know if Whale Wars is coming back this 2011 season? Seeing that Deadliest Catch thread reminded me. Great show, and I know they've got a hot new speedboat to replace that wrecked one. And added some cool new offensive weapons to boot. Go get'm Sea Shepherd!!!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:24 PM

I hope not...unless it's new show about the crew of the Sea Shepherd spending time behind bars.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:01 PM

Hopefully this season they can take out a few dozen of those zombie monster whaler murderers along with their death ships! Tora tora tora suckers! Remember Midway? I thought you did. Save the whales, sink the enemy fleet!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:29 PM

Anybody know if Whale Wars is coming back this 2011 season? Seeing that Deadliest Catch thread reminded me. Great show, and I know they've got a hot new speedboat to replace that wrecked one. And added some cool new offensive weapons to boot. Go get'm Sea Shepherd!!!



According to Animal Planet's web site, yes, it returns with Season 4 sometime during the summer. It'll be interesting to see how the crews react when they hear that the whalers have called it quits. Hope it's permanent and the show is cancelled. Don't misunderstand, I love the show, but if it comes to it or the whales' survival, I vote for the whales.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 05:56 PM

"early June" is what a news release from Animal Planet says.

And the Sea Shepherd's bought a new Ady-Gil style boat for this season. Same design, but twice the length. MV Gojira

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:02 PM

Awesome pursuit boat! On the early suspension of their whaling season:

"No immediate official confirmation was available from Japan. But the factory ship, Nisshin Maru, was today steaming towards Drake Passage, below South America, pursued by the Sea Shepherd group's vessel Bob Barker, having left its nominated whaling grounds 2000 nautical miles behind."

Sounds like more wild and crazy adventures ahead!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:10 PM

I love this show! I'm ready!

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

The nutjob vigilantes are lucky they didn't kill themselves or anyone else.
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 06:53 PM

The nutjob vigilantes are lucky they didn't kill themselves or anyone else.


They aren't the ones sinking other ships, that would be the whalers doing that.

If you don't like the show or what Sea Shepherd does why comment in the first place?
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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:43 PM

If that what it takes to stop whaling, I'm all for it....looks like they might finally be making headway due to public exposure and outcry.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 07:52 PM

The nutjob vigilantes are lucky they didn't kill themselves or anyone else.

Their deck seamanship certainly is lacking. They have been very fortunate that they haven't killed several crew members when launching their RHIBs.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:51 AM

Their deck seamanship certainly is lacking.


I'll give you that, but they aren't sailors and will freely admit that. They are volunteers out to support a cause by whatever means necessary.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:38 AM

They aren't the ones sinking other ships, that would be the whalers doing that.

If you don't like the show or what Sea Shepherd does why comment in the first place?


lol, there are no brakes on boats...The sinking of the Ady Gil was a calculated PR stunt.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:41 AM

lol, there are no brakes on boats...The sinking of the Ady Gil was a calculated PR stunt.


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Posted 12 April 2011 - 09:58 AM

I don't know who the whalers thought they were fooling about their "scientific" expeditions but the show at least brought the truth forward. However the whale hunts pale in comparison with their government's prevarication in regards to the situation at the damaged nuclear plants.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 10:38 AM

I don't know who the whalers thought they were fooling about their "scientific" expeditions but the show at least brought the truth forward. However the whale hunts pale in comparison with their government's prevarication in regards to the situation at the damaged nuclear plants.


This show can be replaced with Dolphin Wars.
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:09 AM

Video from 3 different vessels of the Ady-Gil collision.


Edited by VDP07, 12 April 2011 - 11:15 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:14 AM

Video from 3 different vessels of the Ady-Gil collision.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 11:25 AM

Thanks sigma.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:51 PM

lol, there are no brakes on boats...


I'm well aware of that, but there are rudders that can be used to steer.

The sinking of the Ady Gil was a calculated PR stunt.


Hardly...
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:05 PM

A stunt pulled by the Japanese. As was pointed out, it would have been an act of murder had anybody been below deck. The ship steered straight for the becalmed Ady Gil.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:17 PM

You must have missed the part where the guy was ordered to let it sink...
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Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:58 PM

You must have missed the part where the guy was ordered to let it sink...

So you're maintaining that the PR "stunt" was letting it sink? And what other option did they have? Tow it 2000 miles back to port?

The Japanese whaler rammed a vessel that had stopped due to their fuel state. The Ady Gil was clearly not making any headway and by international law, the Japanese vessel was required to alter course so as to not hit the Ady Gil. Of course the Sea Shepherds have also ignored international laws when they come up along side the Japanese ships which at times has resulted in the two ships bouncing off each other.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:57 PM

They had to let the Ady sink, it had taken on too much water to tow and was a nav hazard to boot.

Either you believe the Japanese are violating international maritime agreements or you don't. I do, and further feel that even if they technically weren't, I'd be all for the Sea Shepherds protecting these incredible fellow sentient beings with their lives anyway. Sometimes it just comes down to the old-fashioned values of right, and wrong. Shame on the Japanese for this murderous scam for profits. "Research"....right. We should have withheld all tsunami help until they agreed to stop all whaling. Their society supports dolphin and whale slaughter. Time to make them "lose face" in the international community over that brutality and inhumanity.

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Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:17 PM

You must have missed the part where the guy was ordered to let it sink...


You clearly didn't watch the show. There was no order to let it sink. There was a decision made to let it sink. They decided to let it sink because after towing it for 24 hours behind another boat it was going under anyways.

It was not a publicity stunt and people were almost killed, by the Japanese Whalers.
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