Like last season's campaign, Op.Relentless will be managed and led by SS Australia. It'll be SS's 10th Antarctic whale defence campaign in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. During the past nine seasons, SS's direct actions have - by its own calculations - saved more than 4,500 whales and exposed illegal Japanese whaling to the world.
Dr Bob Brown, SS board member: "Australia is now the focus of the biggest whale saving operation on Earth...these whales are Australia's responsibility. Sea Shepherd is acting where governments have failed to intervene in the illegal slaughter of these magnificent creatures."
|Sam Simon, Bob Barker and|
Steve Irwin docked in Melbourne