Sea Shepherds pursue Japanese factory whaling ship

> Sea Shepherd crew in a Zodiac inflatable boat pursue Japanese factory whaling ship, the Nisshin Maru, through New Zealand territorial waters north of the Ross Sea off Antarctica on Monday, Feb. 2. 2009. The Nisshin used water cannons to keep Sea Shepherd boats at bay. Sea Shepherd engaged the ship, along with two harpoon vessels from the Japanese whaling fleet - the Yushin Maru No. 1 and Yushin Maru No. 3, as part of Operation Musashi, its 2008-2009 campaign to end what it deems to be illegal whaling operations in Antarctic waters. (Photo by Stephen Roest/Sea Shepherd Conservation Society)

Go, Steve! You nailed this shot (and I'm totally missing the action). Look at that glassy water. We never had conditions like that on the 1st leg! Full article here, with more pictures.

There's also a video of the confrontation, which has been posted on Sea Shepherd's website.