02 Sep '12, 1pm

Operation Requiem- News From The Field: August 29, 2012 "State of Grace"...

Operation Requiem- News From The Field: August 29, 2012 "State of Grace"...

I have defended whales from the Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic Whale Sanctuary, and am now visiting the humpback play and mating grounds of Tonga, where boisterous males brawl for a female companion, mothers with calves and curious juveniles swim freely and in peace. Sea Shepherd crewmembers were invited aboard the licensed whale watching vessel, Nai’a , for several days to experience the majesty of the humpbacks in recognition of our hard work over the last 35 years defending these very whales. Eight a.m. the next morning, the sun rising. Just off our bow, playful humpbacks were breaching as if to welcome in a brand new day, launching forty tonnes into the air with all the grace of a ballerina, a slow pirouette before the crescendo of an almighty splashdown. Returning to the surface, exhaling a plume of fishy breath that washed over us. In awe!! Not far off, a mo...

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/operation-requiem/state-of-gra...

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