Tag: antarctic

Sea Shepherds Find Japanese Harpoon Ship Yushin Maru 3

The SeaShepherd Anti-Whaling ship The Bob Barker.

Anti-whaling activists claimed a small victory in their Antarctic campaign Wednesday with the discovery of a Japanese harpoon ship, as one of their boats limped back to Australia badly damaged. The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society said its Bob Barker vessel found the Japanese harpoon ship Yushin Maru 3 some 200 nautical miles north of the…

Sea Shepherd Interrupts Illegal Whale Slaughter

The Sea Shepherd scout vessel Gojira found the illegal Japanese whaling ship Sea Shepherd calls the Cetacean Death Star at 2115 NZST on February 9th. The Nisshin Maru was caught in the process of unlawfully flensing a whale on their aft deck at the position of 74 degrees 16 minutes south and 149 degrees 2…

Antarctic Drilling Plan Raises Concerns

Russian scientists used kerosene to keep a drilled hole open in the remote Antarctic Lake Vostok writes Eric Niiler for Discovery News. The big mystery of Lake Vostok and whether it holds ancient microbial life will have to wait for another Antarctic winter to pass. A team of Russian researchers left their remote drilling site…

Sea Shepherd Successfully finds the Nisshin Maru

Position: 70 Degrees  45 Minutes South 171 Degrees 45 Minutes West Vessels Involved:  Japanese whalers – The Nisshin Maru, Yushin Maru No. 1 and Yushin Maru No. 2 Sea Shepherd Conservation Society – The Steve Irwin En route – The Bob Barker and the Yushin Maru No. 3 After a 26-day pursuit covering over 4,000…

British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Whisky Returns Home

THE GIST The bottles, from the British Antarctic Expedition 1907, were deeply embedded in ice at minus 30 degrees Celsius temperatures but the whisky inside was still liquid. The bottles of Mackinlay’s were part of a cache recovered last year from beneath Shackleton’s Antarctic hut. Tests are now under way to see how the whisky…