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    Default Carbon Fiber & Kevlar: nautically, not so compliant....

    Woops....


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    At least they doused the smaller craft with firehoses so the carbon fiber wouldn't explode.

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    Steel is real.

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    whoops is right!

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    looks like it got hit on porpoise.



    look at the size of that boat when the bow comes off of the waves. it's HUGE!

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    It's hard to know exactly where the truth is, given the editing that goes on in the post-production on "reality" shows. I've watched Whale Wars for at least the last couple of seasons on Animal Planet and the most amazing thing to me is that "Captain" Paul Watson hasn't killed any of his largely volunteer, seemingly generally ill-prepared, crew members. While part of me wants to admire their spirit, the former US Navy squid side of me just keeps asking "WTF are these people thinking?"! There're plenty of ways to get killed at sea without going looking for them. Paul Watson's Sea Shepherd organization keeps finding new ways to push the envelope. I do respect what they're trying to do; I'm just not always on board with their methodology.

    It's all fun and games 'til someone get's an eye put out.

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    it's surprising that nobody's gotten killed: int'l waters, ramming boats (i looked at some of the youtube footage of their other escapades, 100+ ft. boats slamming hulls), hurling non-lethal objects, high seas boarding of whaling boats, etc...

    i read a few things and learned that bob barker (of price is right fame, no less, who apparently is a friend of the whales) donated $5M and bought that group a boat.

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    I'll put in a plug for the book written by the friend of a friend--"The Whale Warriors"--if anyone wants to know more about those folks. Perhaps not the most gripping reading ever, but will make you think twice before you order your next Sushi (and there is some really interesting stuff in it)...

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    batman or spectre boat?

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    Thevsea shepard cats are idiots. It's a shame they are the last line of defense for the wales. Hopefully even bad press will highlight Japan's illegal whale trade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
    I'll put in a plug for the book written by the friend of a friend--"The Whale Warriors"--if anyone wants to know more about those folks. Perhaps not the most gripping reading ever, but will make you think twice before you order your next Sushi (and there is some really interesting stuff in it)...
    Wait, your Sushi place serves whale? Sounds delic.

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    personally, i'd rather be in a carbon/kevlar structure,
    so i could be less dead. yield strength baby.

    -g

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan View Post
    Thevsea shepard cats are idiots.
    Dumbest show I've ever seen on TV. It's like a hippie commune on the high seas playing with other people's livelihoods and lives. This whole thing will not end well.

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    Intentional or dumbest skipper ever on the small boat. In the first video you can see that it is moving forward, probably idling in forward gear, then blast forward right before impact. Then after being hit it somehow goes into reverse and backs up.

    Not that the Japanese boat didn't steer closer to them, but they def did nothing on their own part to avoid the situation.

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