"Video Views of a Violent Clash Over Whaling"

A Japanese whaling vessel hit and sunk a stealth-technology trimaran speedboat used by the Sea Shepherd Society to harass that nation's "research" whaling, which supplies the nation's appetite for otherwise-illegal whale meat. All the activists were rescued and none were seriously injured, according to early reports. Two videos show the incident from two perspectives, as each side blamed the other.

Andrew C. Revkin reports for Dot Earth January 6, 2010.

See Also:

"Japan Whaler 'Spy Flights' Rile Australia" (Reuters)

"Japanese Whalers Accused Of Sinking Protest Boat" (Reuters)

Thursday, January 7, 2010