Whale Wars: Serious Battles at Sea

Michele Zipp
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Photo from Animal Planet

Do you watch Whale Wars on Animal Planet? It may be my new favorite show, much to the happiness of my husband who hates watching Daisy of Love with me.

Whale Wars follows the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society aboard their ship, The Steve Irwin, as they risk their lives to save wildlife living in our oceans from those who are illegally killing whales. They patrol the waters to protect habitat, the ecosystem, and the species, many of which are endangered. Yet, there are ships out there hunting.

Captain Paul Watson is a no-nonsense, fearless man, who has devoted 30 years to this cause and he founded Sea Shepherd. I first learned of Watson from his appearance in the documentary Shark Water, which shares a mission with Sea Shepherd. In case you couldn't tell, I'm really into this kind of stuff.

This is the second season of Whale Wars, and so far just one episode has run. It seems like it's going to be a wild one this year as the crew encounters icebergs and worse -- violent whale hunters. 

Whale Wars airs on Animal Planet on Fridays at 9pm.

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