“Scientific” Whaling

A Japanese fleet is hunting humpback whales for the first time since the ’60s, all in the name of science.

There are apparently a few scientific secrets left in the bodies of humpback whales. Meanwhile, American ecopirates are trying to stop the hunt.

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