PLASTICS WILL BITE US IN THE ASS – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 3

“Why do you wish to stop whaling”, Pai (Chief Medical Officer for the Faroe Islands) says to me. He looks down at me like a school teacher at a naughty student. He’s the leading researcher of toxicity in whales, and has been a major influence in reducing whale consumption in the Faroe Islands. I shift […]

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THE TROUBLED WATERS OF MOZAMBIQUE

Posted 12:54am 23rd April 2011 A big wave comes rolling in and crashes onto the rock ledge in front of us. It’s just on dusk at Tofo, a small village on the coast of Mozambique. “You know, this is one of the most extraordinary coastlines I’ve ever seen”, I say seriously to Anton. I’m chilling […]

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JAPAN, A WITHDRAWAL FROM ANTARCTICA – CAPTAIN’S BLOG 2

I’ve taken a a number of calls from people in Japan recently. And for the first time there is open talk of a Japanese withdrawal from whaling in Antarctica. Here are the reasons. 1) to meet the new MARPOL regulations, the vessels cannot use standard heavy oil. The Nisshin Maru runs heavy oil. There is […]

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