I don't spend a lot of cycles reading about whaling conservationists and the like. But I happened across a couple of videos and a report today of the Japanese whaling vessel Shonan Maru No.2 and the ultra-high tech Sea Shepperd vessel Ady Gil getting in a bit of a scuff up.
Pictures (in this case, videos) are worth a thousand words.
My initial reaction was, "Dang!"
In the first video, I'm guessing it was filmed by another Sea Shepherd vessel, MV Bob Barker, you can clearly sea the Shonan Maru No.2 veer toward the Ady Gil. But it's the second video, filmed from the deck of the Japanese vessel, that to me is the most dramatic. There are two sides to every story but I can't see how the Japanese sailors can justify ramming the million-dollar stealth boat (seen below in less dangerous days).
More about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Agency here.