December 15, 2012@SeaShepherd Update from @CaptPaulWatson - ReTweet RT
Finally the Japanese factory ship Nisshin Maru began moving today but is still in the Inland Sea of Japan and at least four weeks from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary. The Sam Simon is giving tours to school children in Hobart, Tasmania. The Bob Barker is conducting public tours in Wellington, New Zealand and the Brigitte Bardot is hosting public tours in Auckland, New Zealand. The Steve Irwin is at sea doing training exercises as we all patiently wait for the whalers to make their way towards us where we will be awaiting them. This year's campaign is very much a waiting game but the good news is that every day they delay in getting down to the Southern Ocean is a day that the whales need not fear their harpoons. The film crew on the Steve Irwin filmed a pod of Sperm whales and we have had numerous visits from dolphins and albatross.