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Sea Shepherd Finds the Japanese Whaling Fleet Nisshin Maru

Each year it is the goal of Sea Shepherd to find the Japanese whaling fleet just as soon as possible at the start of their illegal whaling activities in the protected Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

The Steve Irwin’s helicopter first located the Nisshin Maru at 64°44′ S, 162°34′ W, in New Zealand’s sovereign waters in the Ross Dependency Antarctic region, and inside the internationally recognized Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

It would now be the goal of the anti-poaching Sea Shepherd team to shut down the whaling season for good in 2014.

Footage from their helicopter:

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