Whale Wars - Netflix

The Sea Shepherds are headed back to frigid Antarctica for a tenth mission to stop Japanese whaling - but for the first time they'll make the voyage without their leader. Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson, founder of the direct-action environmental organization Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The ruling has Watson's hands tied as it imposes strict limits on how he and his U.S. cohorts in Sea Shepherds can interact with Japanese whaling activities. Animal Planet's Emmy(R)-nominated series WHALE WARS goes deep inside the Sea Shepherd organization to document this latest perilous campaign, "Operation Relentless."

Whale Wars - Netflix

Type: Reality

Languages: English

Status: To Be Determined

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2008-11-07

Whale Wars - List of Whale Wars episodes - Netflix

Whale Wars is a weekly American documentary-style reality television series that premiered on November 7, 2008 on the Animal Planet cable channel. The program follows Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he and his crew aboard their various vessels attempt to deter Japanese whaling off the coast of Antarctica. The fourth season concluded on August 12, 2011. A spin-off titled Whale Wars: Viking Shores features the Sea Shepherd trying to stop Whaling in the Faroe Islands. The spin-off season aired during 2012. Also aired in 2012 were two special episodes, “Operation Bluefin” and “Seal Wars”. Season 6 consisted of a special two-hour episode titled “Whale Wars: A Commander Rises”, which was aired on December 13, 2013. It features the Sea Shepherds once again attempting to stop Japanese whaling in the Southern Ocean and the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary during the 2013 whaling season.

Whale Wars - Season 3 (2010) - Netflix

At the start of the 2009–10 campaign, Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet, said in a news release: “The issues surrounding whaling in the southern ocean are important and complex. The majesty of these beautiful creatures and the lengths to which the Sea Shepherds will go in order to prevent whaling has made Whale Wars intense and vital television.” She also said that Japan had denied requests to film on their vessels. A “sneak preview” trailer of the new season was released by Animal Planet on May 18, 2010. The preview shows the use of laser dazzlers and projectile launchers by Sea Shepherd.

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