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Whaling ship launching in Conn. after $7M overhaul

It survived countless storms and Confederate raids during the Civil War while taking crews across unchartered oceans in search of whales whose oil lit the world.Full story

Japan opens world court defense of whaling

Japan launched an impassioned defense Tuesday of its harpooning of whales in the icy seas around Antarctica, insisting the hunt is legal because it gathers valuable scientific data that could pave the way to a resumption of sustainable whaling in the future. Full story

News Summary: Australia says ban Japanese whaling

SAVE THE WHALES: Australian lawyers asked the United Nations' highest court to ban whaling in the waters around Antarctica, calling Japan's annual hunt of whales commercial slaughter of marine mammals dressed up as science. Full story

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Attorney General of Australia Mark Dreyfus, left, shakes hands with Japanese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Koji Tsuruoka at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Australia is urging the United Nations' highest court to ban Japan's annual whale

Whale is loaded to the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica
Whale is loaded to the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica

A whale is loaded to the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru in Mackenzie Bay, Antarctica, in this picture provided by Sea Shepherd and taken February 15, 2013. Anti-whaling activists of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Group unsuccessfully tried to intervene in the transfer of the whale from a Japane