Sea Shepherd catches Japanese fleet, four whales dead

Three Minke whales are pictured on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru in what is claimed by Sea Shepherd Australia to be an internationally recognised whale sanctuary

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Militant anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd said they had zeroed in on a Japanese fleet Monday and captured evidence that four whales had been slaughtered, alleging the ships were found inside a Southern Ocean sanctuary.

Sea Shepherd said it had located all five Japanese vessels and was now in pursuit, forcing the harpooners to cut short their operation and retreat. (AFP)

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