Earthrace, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's new high-tech anti-whaling powerboat, rests in Auckland Harbor, New Zealand, ahead of its deployment for Perth, and then the Southern Ocean. The 80-foot trimaran features paint that reportedly deflects radar, allowing the vessel to approach whaling ships virtually unseen. (Until, of course, it is seen, and "engages" the whalers, which is part of its mission.) Leaving Perth on December 7, Earthrace will join the Society's ship Steve Irwin on a three-month voyage protesting Japan's industrial whaling program. Hope it can save some DOLPHINS also!
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Nov 05, 2009