Commentary by Paul Watson
If Whale Wars were Star Wars, this season would be called The Empire Strikes Back.
Last season the Japanese whaling fleet returned to Japan a month and a half early, defeated, bankrupt and humiliated. We had defeated the dark side.
They had only taken 17% of their…
A Dangerous Pursuit through a Maze of Ice
For three stressful days the Sea Shepherd ship, Steve Irwin, has been leading the Japanese harpoon vessel, Yushin Maru No. 3, deeper into the pack ice of the northeast part of the Ross Sea.
“In order to close in on the Nisshin Maru, we must lose the tail of the Yushin Maru No. 3,” said Captain Paul Watson. “It is difficult because the Japanese hunting and killing ships are faster and more maneuverable than we are. So far we have had two skirmishes with the whalers in the last two days. Giacomo Giorgi (30) of Italy was injured slightly when he was struck in the hip with a long pole by one of the whalers.”
The crew on the three Sea Shepherd inflatable boats hit the Yushin Maru No. 3 with rotten butter and red paint. They also managed to temporarily obstruct the harpoon vessel. Unfortunately, the small boats could not slow down the harpoon vessel enough for the Steve Irwin to get away. The Yushin Maru No. 3 has been smashing through ice floes in an effort to keep on the tail of the Steve Irwin but does not seem to have suffered any damage. A couple of seasons ago, the same Yushin Maru No. 3 sustained damage in the ice and had to head to Indonesia for repairs to their rudder.
“We have been seriously handicapped by not having our scout vessel, the Brigitte Bardot,” said Captain Watson. “When we return next season we will do so with two scout vessels plus the two larger ships. Last year we were able to find them, close in on them and block them, forcing them to return to Japan. This year we can find them but we can’t close in enough to block them without a scout ship. Due to the generous donations from people all over the world who donated money to help the victims of the tsunami and earthquake of last March, the money was made available to send the Cetacean Death Star back to the Southern Ocean. I guess we can label this season’s campaign as “The Empire Strikes Back.”
I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING! :)
Rafa dancing to “Ai Se Eu Te Pego” at Antique in Sevilla!
What a massive (drunk) dork :P The dancing with Marc is super cute.
I absolutely love that you where there Nida.
My little wasted rafa. So adorable.
Haha champions drink responsible huh?
There are no words. I love you Rafa XD
WHOA WHOA WHOA
WHATEVER’S GOING ON THERE I DON’T APPROVE
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Another sad day in The Cove. Meet the killers face to face in my latest post.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. spread his message of justice and nonviolence, his family took that message to the next logical step and applied it to animals. MLK’s son, Dexter Scott King, became vegan after being introduced to vegetarianism by comedian Dick Gregory. MLK’s wife, Coretta Scott King became vegan as well for the last 15 years of her life!
Autumn in New York
(Short video clip here)
I want to adopt it
Look at how cute he issss!
omg this is the cutest thing ever! I can’t stop looking at his tongue though lol.
Kid Rafa and Marc!
Thanks to @nadalnews and Inés for the video.
So Saint Iker does not arrugo in the Barnabeu. Does he arrugo in other places? I dont even know what arrugo means, but can I watch it when he does?
Oh Iker. Get your teammates to help with your English by all means (though I prefer your Google Translates personally), but do it before you post the incorrect one to facebook, okay?