Durangoan saving whales at source

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Durangoan saving whales at source

Man goes to Antarctic in down-and-dirty battle
Eric Burris of Durango and the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin pass by an iceberg off the coast of Antarctica. The Steve Irwin is one of three Sea Shepherd ships trying to keep Japanese research vessels from killing minke whales.
Durangoan Eric Burris is working as a deckhand on the Steve Irwin. In the Ross Sea, the ship is at war with Japanese ships. In one method, the Steve Irwin crew drags cables and hopes they get tangled in their foe’s propellers.
Three dead minke whales, which weigh up to 9 tons and measure up to 35 feet long, lie on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean. The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said it took these photos Jan. 5 after catching up with all five of Japan’s whaling vessels. Sea Shepherd says Japan’s research vessels are merely a cover for commercial whaling.
Durangoan Eric Burris is called upon to do many tasks in his role as deckhand on the Steve Irwin, but he’s highly valued for his metal-work skills learned while working for Yeti Bicycles.

Durangoan saving whales at source

Eric Burris of Durango and the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin pass by an iceberg off the coast of Antarctica. The Steve Irwin is one of three Sea Shepherd ships trying to keep Japanese research vessels from killing minke whales.
Durangoan Eric Burris is working as a deckhand on the Steve Irwin. In the Ross Sea, the ship is at war with Japanese ships. In one method, the Steve Irwin crew drags cables and hopes they get tangled in their foe’s propellers.
Three dead minke whales, which weigh up to 9 tons and measure up to 35 feet long, lie on the deck of the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru in the Southern Ocean. The anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd said it took these photos Jan. 5 after catching up with all five of Japan’s whaling vessels. Sea Shepherd says Japan’s research vessels are merely a cover for commercial whaling.
Durangoan Eric Burris is called upon to do many tasks in his role as deckhand on the Steve Irwin, but he’s highly valued for his metal-work skills learned while working for Yeti Bicycles.
On the net

Sea Shepherd: www.seashepherd.org.
Institute of Cetacean Research: www.icrwhale.org.

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