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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:39 AM

Watson Takes Command of Sea Shepherd Whale Defense Fleet

Watson Takes Command of Sea Shepherd Whale Defense Fleet
Posted by News Editor in Latest News, Oceans, RSS, Wildlife on December 5, 2012 11:09 pm

FRIDAY HARBOR, Washington, December 5, 2012 (ENS) – Captain Paul Watson, founder and president of the marine wildlife conservation organization, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, has resurfaced at the helm of his own ship after months on the run. He left Germany in July to avoid extradition to Costa Rica over the interception of a shark-finning vessel 10 years ago.

Watson this week joined the crew of the SSS Steve Irwin and the rest of the Sea Shepherd fleet in international waters to take command of Operation Zero Tolerance, the non-profit’s ninth campaign to defend Antarctic whales from Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

He now commands a fleet of four whale defense ships with officers and crews of 120 people from 24 nations. He also commands a helicopter, drones and eight small boats.

Watson will use all these resources to intercept and intervene against the intent of the Japanese whaling fleet to kill 1,035 whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary this whaling season, which starts within the next few weeks.

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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:01 AM

1. I wish Watson and his crews a successful season.

The Japanese whale butchers, not so much...

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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 12:06 AM

2. We'll have to start calling him Commodore

I wish him well in his endeavors.

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