I don't blame Australia or anyone else for protesting these "Scientific Specimen gathering" forays.
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia released grisly surveillance pictures of the slain carcasses of two whales being hauled aboard a ship, stepping up its campaign Thursday against Japanese whaling in Antarctic waters.
LOL ...OK the large and small whale were simply being pulled on board at he same time. Are they going to believe what they saw ...or what Moronuki tells them?
The images were taken by an Australian customs ship that has tracked the Japanese fleet in the Antarctic Ocean for the past month gathering evidence for a diplomatic and legal battle against whaling.
Hideki Moronuki, chief of the Japanese Fishing Agency's whaling section, denied that one of the photographs depicted a calf.
"The fleet is engaged in random sampling, which means they are taking both large and small whales. This is not a parent and calf," Moronuki said.