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Sea Shepherd anti-whaling ship damaged by Rogue Wave while chasing Japanese vessel

It’s that time of year again: whaling season. And for the past 25 years, whaling season has been accompanied by anti-whaling season.

The latest?  A boat – part of the whaling fleet’s nemesis, the Sea Shepherd marine conservation group – was chasing the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean when a large wave hit the “Brigitte Bardot,” disabling it.  Anti-whaling activists: 0, rogue wave: 1

The ship is being towed to safety today after being stranded off the coast of Australia. Though the conservation group is down a ship, the rogue wave did succeed in putting a spotlight on Japan’s annual whaling season and the activist effort to put an end to it.

Read the rest of the story: Sea Shepherd anti-whaling ship damaged while chasing Japanese vessel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JUiaq_RfkRM