Published on May 21st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan2
'Whale Wars' Stars — Sea Shepherd Crew — Headed into Libyan Waters
We’ve written about the adventures of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society probably dozens of times here on Planetsave. It is a leading environmental and animal activism organization that has achieved some great successes. And there’s one thing quite obvious to most who follow them — they are willing to go where most won’t and take risks most wouldn’t dream of.
A U.S.-based organization of environmental activists plans to steam into Libyan waters to stop poachers from netting bluefin tuna.
The organization, called Sea Shepherd, will send two boats into the war zone – the 58-meter (190-foot) Steve Irwin, named after the Australian conservationist, and the 35-meter (115-foot) Gojira – said Paul Watson, the organization’s founder. Sea Shepherd’s headquarters are in Friday Harbor, Washington.
Good luck to them. The tuna, the oceans, and all of us need all the help we can get.
Read more from this story here: Activists to patrol Libyan seas for tuna poachers
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Photo Credit: guano