marine mammal conservation

Sea Shepherd Battles Japanese Whalers in the Ross Sea

Sea Shepherd Battles Japanese Whalers in the Ross Sea

ON BOARD THE STEVE IRWIN, February 6, 2009 (ENS) – The Sea Shepherd whale conservation ship Steve Irwin collided with the Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No.2 this morning in the Ross Sea after spending five hours Thursday in a battle with the Japanese, who used a sonic weapon, fouling lines and their ships to…

U.S. Navy, Conservationists Reach $16 Million Sonar Settlement

U.S. Navy, Conservationists Reach $16 Million Sonar Settlement

LOS ANGELES, California, January 5, 2009 (ENS) – After years of litigation, the U.S. Navy and marine mammal conservation groups have reached a settlement agreement to resolve a worldwide challenge to the Navy’s testing and training with mid-frequency active sonar. The settlement agreed on December 27 resolves a lawsuit filed in 2005 by five groups…