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Victory for whales in the Southern Ocean!!!

Discussion in 'Marine Life & Ecosystems' started by cdreamer, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. cdreamer

    cdreamer Solo Diver

  2. Thalassamania

    Thalassamania Diving Polymath ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: On a large pile of smokin' A'a, the most isolated
  3. markmantei

    markmantei Professional Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Good to hear, while I'm pessimistic, hopefully that signals an end to whale hunting in the antarctic whale sanctuary.
  4. MauiScubaSteve

    MauiScubaSteve Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Olowalu, Maui
    Right ON!
  5. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Thanks for posting this celebratory news CD! I just hope my prediction of commercial whaling ending is coming true for this decade. :)

    Kudos to Sea Shepherds for getting the Japanese to stop this charade, for Greenpeace for stopping the Russians in the 70's and for all environmentalists assisting along the way who assisted in getting this belligerent industry to stop. After more than 30 years of seeing this stupidity I can almost crack open the champagne bottle and breathe a long sigh of relief!

    A small plus for the tanking economy of Japan which can no longer sustain ridiculous expenses like whaling and storage of uneaten whale meat. Maybe they can use the millions they save to help a lot of the Japanese people out of work - along with the associated "new" social ills facing the people.

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2011
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  6. DocVikingo

    DocVikingo Senior Member

  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter


    I will be celebrating with Martinelli's Sparkling Cider instead of Cristal. :D

    I do know the tenacity of the fisheries corp. in Japan. If the continued recession/depression in Japan continues the pressure will be on to use money for social needs vs. yen-draining enterprises. If the fleet ages out, like the Russian fleet from decades ago the Japanese whalers will not return to the Antarctic. That said - they may just hunt more aggressively in local waters until they make good on their initial investment. :shakehead:

  8. cdreamer

    cdreamer Solo Diver

    The Japanese have announced that they have suspended the hunt for this winter. Sea Shepherd will stay until it is clear that they are gone for the season. It's definately a good start!

    NHK WORLD English
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  9. cdreamer

    cdreamer Solo Diver

    It is official - let the celebrations begin!

    "It's a great day for whales and a great day for humanity."

    VSO Day - Sea Shepherd

    Thank you Sea Shepherd crew and supporters everywhere!
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  10. Mr.X

    Mr.X ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter


    Thanks for sharing this CD! This is terrific news and pretty much the nail in the coffin for subsequent returns to the Antarctic. Major Victory!!!:luxhello::luxhello::luxhello:

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