05 Sep '11, 6pm

Sea Shepherd Visits the Orkney Islands

Sea Shepherd Visits the Orkney Islands

Sea Shepherd Visits the Orkney Islands Commentary by Steve Irwin Ship Manager James Brook At the conclusion of Operation Ferocious Isles Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Sea Shepherd’s flagship vessel the Steve Irwin stopped over in the Scottish Orkney islands to visit our very own island known as “Little Green Holm.” The story of “Little Green Holm,” as recalled by Captain Paul Watson dates back to 1985, when the seals living on one of the Orkney Islands were threatened by sealers, so Paul took matters into his own hands (as usual) and raised 5000 pounds to buy this little island in order to protect the seals and create a safe haven for them. The Steve Irwin anchored near the island around midday on September 1. The miniature island is about as big as an American football field, but covered with nesting birds and seals atop its rich soil and grassy meadows. We immediately no...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2011...

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