Posted by: underseaencounters | June 10, 2009

Whale Wars

The Animal Planet Whale Wars series has started up again, airing every Friday night at 9 e.t. Here’s a description from the Whale Wars site:

Only one group stands between a 750-ton whale-killing machine and its prey. Whale Wars follows the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society as they seek to end Japanese whaling once and for all.

The Sea Shepherd’s tactics are controversial and yet I think it’s insane that any industrialized country allows the hunting of endangered whales (and that includes Norway, Iceland, and a few other countries). Check out the The Animal Planet site for more information.

Sea Shepherd Encounters Japanese Whalers

Sea Shepherd Encounters Japanese Whalers

I missed the first episode. Unfortunately my husband and sons are addicted to Ghost Adventures, a show on at the same time! But I plan to tune into subsequent episodes.

A few years ago, I read Whale Warriors: The Battle at the Bottom of the World to Save the Planet’s Largest Mammals by Peter Heller.


I highly recommend this book  if you need a good beach read this summer. I love nature-related books in which the humans are as colorful and interesting as the animals, and in this case, they certainly are.



  1. I can try to see if we can DVR this show for you :). Sounds as interesting as your family’s enjoyment of Ghost Adventures– I love when you include random personal tidbits in your entries!

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