by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes.

whale wars, high-tech, sea shepherd, japanese whalers

With the Sea Shepherd currently en route to intercept the Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic Ocean, we thought we might gather a few of the technologies we’ve been hearing about this year and shed a little more light on what each one does. The art of protesting whaling has turned into a technological tour de force; not to mention the means by which the Japanese hold off any potential interference with their operations. Have a look at our slideshow to see a sampling of Whale Wars tech.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • carpediem

    These “weapons” seem inadequate. Why not employ some better equipment, like GPS trackers that can be thrown onto the hull of the ship and stick. Or a sonic disrupter that could be attached to the side of the ship with magnets, as to scare away whales. It would be further booby trapped so that when they removed it, it would spray some sort of nasty stuff on them