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Animal Planet teams up with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to present this seafaring chronicle of activists dedicated to interfering with Japanese whaling expeditions. The Sea Shepherds are led by Captain Paul Watson, who, in 1977, founded the nonprofit organization to protect marine wildlife and their habitats worldwide. The Japanese say that their whaling is legally accepted research, but the Sea Shepherds say it is just a cover for illegal commercial whaling. The show's theme song is composed by Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan.

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The whaling battle ignites as The Bob Barker and a Japanese harpoon ship collide; Sea Shepard can only track the whaling fleet by helicopter.
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With Japanese harpoon ships approaching, Peter finds himself losing control as a storm threatens and crew members defy his orders.
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Peter takes the lead as The Sea Shepard launches its 10th anti-whaling campaign in the Antarctic; One misstep could cause hundreds of whales to lose their lives.
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Sea Shepherd locates the Nisshin Maru, and must run an eight-mile gauntlet against two harpoon ships to reach its target.
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Sea Shepherd sends a helicopter out to identify a large mystery vessel on its radar, but the aircraft quickly disappears after reaching the limits of its fuel range.
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Three members of the Sea Shepherds make their way onto a heavily guarded Japanese security ship; Capt. Corneliessen hopes to create an international incident by leading the Yushin Maru 3 into Australian waters.
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The Brigitte Bardot's exhausted crew evacuates the damaged ship; Capt. Watson sends a team to board the Japanese security vessel Shonan Maru.
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The Brigitte Bardot crew abandons their damaged vessel; the Bob Barker deploys a team to disable a Japanese harpoon ship.
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The Steve Irwin and Bob Barker race to assist the Brigitte Bardot, but the storm-battered scout vessel may not survive the night.
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An unknown vessel heading toward the Steve Irwin is identified as part of the Japanese whalers' security detail; the Brigitte Bardot encounters a fuel shortage and the wrath of Mother Nature.
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Capt. Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherds return for another confrontation with Japanese whalers; the team gambles on a plan designed to intercept the enemy before they reach the whaling grounds.
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Featuring Peter Bethune as he shares his experiences on board the ship that took him into custody, held him for nearly a month and his detainment in Japan for months.
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The crew continue to engage the Japanese whaling fleet, leading to a chase into an ice field; the Sea Shepherd vessels end their campaign for the season.
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Pete Bethune attempts to board one of the Japanese whaling vessels; the engine dies on the Sea Shepherd.
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The Sea Shepherd crew deploys new tactics in their effort to stop Japanese whalers.
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The ship is assessed for damage; the crew finds a gash in the steel hull and water is pouring in.
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The Bob Barker searches for their two small boat crews who were lost at sea.
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Damage to one of the small boats forces the crew to spend the night at sea.
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The Steve Irwin enlists the help of the Gojira to break free from a harpoon ship; the Bob Barker crew spots a large blip on their radar.
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Paul decides to stop engaging the harpoon ships and instead search for the factory vessel.
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The Sea Shepherd departs with a new vessel in its fleet, Gojira.

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