Captain Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace and helm of the world’s most active marine non-profit organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, is a modern day pirate. Oh yes, you’re reading it right. He’s a pirate trying to prevent Japanese ships from killing whales off the coast of Antarctica and so far, together with its crew they spared more than 300.
Most of the encounters were recorded and Animal Planet decided to air them in a new seven-part, hour-long weekly series starting Friday, November 7. After only three episodes, Whale Wars turned out to be the best performing Friday primetime telecast in the last five years with people showing real interest.
Where can you watch Whale Wars?
If you’re like me and missed the first episodes, don’t worry. You can watch Captain Paul Watson and his crew of 34, battling sea sickness, a helicopter accident, a dangerous encounter with a Japanese whaling boat and a hostage situation, on Animal Planet. There are four episodes at the moment and I’m looking forward for the next one. Meanwhile you can watch Animal Planet on YouTube.