23 May '11, 5pm

Sea Shepherd Fleet Gets A Makeover For New Campaigns

Sea Shepherd Fleet Gets A Makeover For New Campaigns

For their upcoming campaign to protect endangered bluefin tuna, titled Operation Blue Rage II, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has adopted some new colors – a marked departure from their usual all-black palette. Watson commented in early April that the new paint jobs not only reflect the organization’s widening scope of conservation, but also serve a functional purpose in response to the new environments the fleet now encounters. “The black ships, coupled with our own Jolly Roger, lent an air of intimidation,” he writes, discussing the choice of the color during the org’s anti-whaling campaigns in the frigid Southern Ocean. “Secondly, the color black absorbs heat and this helped conserve energy in an environment with 24-hour sunlight, but a close to zero degrees climate.” “With campaigns before us in the Mediterranean, Palau, Galapagos, and across the Indian Ocean, E...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/05/23/sea-shepherd-fleet-get...

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