Antarctica: Japanese whalers v militant conservationists
Japanese whalers and militant conservationists have again been involved in dangerous clashes in icy waters off Antarctica, with both sides accusing the other of ramming their vessels. In this picture Japanese research vessel Nisshin Maru fires water cannons at the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in Mackenzie Bay.
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