Multi-media artist, Byrant Austin, had the courage to do what most people only dream of doing. He quit his job in pursuit of his passion- whales. Byrant sold everything he owned and set sail on the seas, equipped with camera and an intent to photograph whales as they had never been photographed before. His risk has paid off, as he looks forward to another solo exhibition, this time at the Museum of Monterey, California.
While Sea Shepherd can return to Australia proud in the knowledge the Japanese had their lowest whale haul in history this season, they are also returning to the possibility of an Australian Federal Police Raid.
According to The Mercury, recent disputes between Sea Shepherd and Japanese Whaling Vessel, Nisshin Maru, have resulted in the Japanese likely requesting a raid against the international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organisation. After a week of both parties pointing the finger (Sea Shepherd released video footage of Nisshin Maru ‘ramming’ their vessel, the Japanese
Scientists have recently discovered information further differentiating Arabian Humpbacks from other Humpbacks. Recent research reveals that Arabian Humpbacks’ singing may be much simpler and that they have not bred with other whale species for 60,000 years.
Arabian Humpbacks are rather mysterious, having only been discovered as a genetically distinct humpback population in 2007. The vulnerable breed only has a population of roughly one hundred, which means that scientists are keen to learn as much about them as possible- as soon as possible.
After Sea Shepherd reported two of its vessels were rammed by Japanese Whaling Ship, Nisshin Maru, las tweek, the Japanese have claimed that it was the other way around. The Japanese whalers have today released video footage claiming that the Sea Shepherd’s vessels, Bob Barker, intentionally rammed into them. Sea Shepherd have replied that it is only down to clever editing making it appear as if that was the case.
National Geographic recently announced that scientists have discovered four ancient members of the baleen whale family. Eleven species, including the four new species, were discovered at a construction site in California.
Those Humpback Whales just seem to love teasing us! It was a bit of a ‘slow burn,’ this morning, as our Skipper, Gary, put it. The gentle giants were keen on building up anticipation, leaving passengers to soak up the tranquility of being out on the ocean, enjoying the stunning backdrop of a stormy Surfers Paradise sky.