Sea Shepherd catches Japanese fleet, four whales dead

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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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