Thursday, January 1st, 2009
s0e1: Behind the Scenes
Want to get caught up on all the action from the first season of Whale Wars? Watch previously unaired scenes and get a sneak peak at all the action from season two!
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
s0e2: Road to the Showdown
Highlights from the first three seasons.
Friday, August 12th, 2011
s0e3: The Battle Unfolds
An exciting crash course on the Sea Shepherds' last four Antarctic campaigns, that chronicles the explosive battles that have led up to the season finale of Whale Wars and highlights the most unbelievable moments on the Antarctic seas.
Friday, November 7th, 2008
s1e1: Needle in a Haystack
Paul Watson is allegedly shot by the Japanese whaling crew during a confrontation between the whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru and the Sea Shepherd vessel MV Steve Irwin. The episode then flashes back to the maiden launching and departure of the vessel from homeport three months earlier.
Friday, November 14th, 2008
s1e2: Nothing's Ideal
After weeks of searching, the Sea Shepherds finally spot a Japanese whaling ship, the harpoon vessel Yushin Maru #2. Captain Paul Watson devises a dangerous plan for two of his crew members to board the vessel and deliver a letter telling them to stop the killing of whales. He hopes to create an international incident, but his plan sparks a safety debate that divides the crew. Two volunteers enlist for the mission ? Ben Potts and Giles Lane ? and the crew braces for the worst as the men jump over the railing of the enemy ship. They are immediately tied up by the Japanese fishermen, and the Yushin speeds away with the two Shepherds still aboard.
Friday, November 21st, 2008
s1e3: International Incidents R Us
Without negotiation and confrontation with the MV Steve Irwin, the Yushin Maru ? 2 agreed to transfer Pottsy and Giles to a government ship that would then meet with the Steve Irwin at a rendezvous point to return the two members. 1st Mate Peter Brown decides to launch an attack on the Yushin Maru ? 2 at dusk. Four crewmembers are sent on the Zodiac inflatable boat Delta to carry out the risky mission. After losing radio contact with them, recon pilot Chris Aultman, who was sent too late to survey the situation, reports that they are heading in the wrong direction and must return as night falls. The lone Delta was feared to be forever lost out in the middle of the dark, frigid, vast Antarctic Ocean. Fortunately, contact was finally made with the Delta, which eventually returns to the MV Steve Irwin over two hours later and behind schedule to retrieve Pottsy and Giles.
Friday, November 28th, 2008
s1e4: We Are Hooligans
Giles Lane and Ben Potts safely return to the MV Steve Irwin. The crew then discovers that an unknown ship, allegedly spying for the Japanese whaling fleet, has been following them, decides to recon it from behind a tabletop iceberg for any military personnel aboard, and temporarily drives it away after seeing no sign of illegal military activity. The crew later plans to ambush the mystery ship, soon identified as the Fukuyoshi ? 68, to prevent information about the Steve Irwin's whereabouts from being given to the rest of the whaling fleet. They plan to do this by boarding the vessel and sabotaging its communication equipment, shutting off any communication with anyone. Before the mission, a hydraulic crane used to launch the motor rafts somehow got damaged, jeopardizing the Sea Shepherd's mission.
Friday, December 5th, 2008
s1e5: Doors Slamming and Things Breaking
The MV Steve Irwin experiences several technical difficulties, including a damaged engine, hydraulic crane, and helicopter. Running on only one engine, the ship must return to port at Melbourne, Australia to make repairs while the whaling continues. Some crewmembers decide to party and leave the operation. Upon arrival, they were welcomely greeted and cheered by the citizens, and by the police. Pottsy and Giles become instant celebrities on homecoming. After recruiting new members, the crew travels without its recon chopper and returns to the Southern Ocean only to find that the suspicious ship is still following them.
Friday, December 12th, 2008
s1e6: Ladies First
After noticing that the suspicious ship Fukuyoshi Maru ? 68 has found and followed the MV Steve Irwin again, Watson unsuccessfully attempts to send four female crewmembers to board the vessel to deliver a warrant. This leads to a man's injured thumb and a woman's injured pelvis (Incidents not related). The Steve Irwin detects the Nisshin Maru on radar. At dusk, the entire ship experiences a power outage, leaving it drifting through an iceberg field without operating engines.
Friday, December 19th, 2008
s1e7: Boiling Point
After power was restored to part of the ship, the MV Steve Irwin finally finds, follows, and comes face to face two times with the Japanese whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru, which Watson considers the "most evil" vessel in international waters. A pod of whales swims between the two "warring" ships, which eventually engage in a ship-to-ship "battle." The captain of the Nisshin Maru warned on a recorded message sent multiple times through a horn that "If you dare board this vessel, you will be taken into custody." Recruited Sea Shepherds are the first to strike, throwing stink bombs with Butyric acid onto the decks of the Nisshin Maru, which dwarfed the Steve Irwin in size, while its crew watches and films the Steve Irwin. The Japanese whalers claim that three of their crewmembers were injured by the stink bombs. When the two ships meet the second time, the Steve Irwin crew strikes first again while the Nisshin Maru crew, in return, threatens to use tear gas grenades and throws flash bombs. Watson fishes a metallic fragment from his vest and claims to have been shot. As Watson concluded that the second leg of the mission was successful, the Sea Shepherds claimed that they have saved about 500 whales. The Steve Irwin returns to Melbourne again before running out of fuel.
Friday, June 5th, 2009
s2e1: The Sound of Ice
The series starts with a dramatic encounter with the Japanese Whaling fleet. The episode then flashes back to the maiden launching and departure of the vessel from homeport three months earlier. Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherds head back down to Antarctica for what promises to be their most intense anti-whaling campaign yet. However, no sooner does the ship leave port than the ship's Gyro breaks and they hit a massive storm the size of Australia
Friday, June 12th, 2009
s2e2: The Flexibility of Steel
A huge weather system moves in and the Steve Irwin is forced to take shelter behind a large iceberg. By morning, they are surrounded by ice so thick they can no longer move. The ice begins to push against the aging ship's fragile hull, denting it inwards.
Friday, June 19th, 2009
s2e3: As Bad As Our Bark
The Sea Shepherd gather intel on the fleet's location, they realize that they are low on fuel. As they weigh whether or not to head back to port, they come across the entire Japanese fleet searching for one of their crewmembers that has fallen overboard.
Friday, June 26th, 2009
s2e4: Yum Yum, Eat Crow
The Sea Shepherds have come across the entire Japanese fleet searching for one of their crewmembers that fell overboard. Paul orders his crew to stand down, and they agonize over being so close to their target, yet unable to attack.
Friday, July 10th, 2009
s2e5: The Unintimidatables
The Steve Irwin is quarantined in Hobart and the crew anxiously waits to find out if they have been exposed to Anthrax. Finally they get the all clear and 1st mate Peter Brown wastes no time leaving the ship after having quit the campaign.
Friday, July 17th, 2009
s2e6: With a Hook
Surrounded by the Japanese whaling fleet, the Sea Shepherds ready themselves for their biggest day of battle to date on the campaign. Helicopter pilot Chris flies up and confirms the crew's fears - all of the whaling vessels are equipped with LRAD weapons.
Friday, July 24th, 2009
s2e7: The Desire to Fling Things
Captain Watson is in pursuit of the Nisshin Maru when all three Japanese harpoon ships suddenly appear on out of the fog. The Sea Shepherds are completely outnumbered.
Friday, July 31st, 2009
s2e8: Bait and Switch
As the Sea Shepherds prepare for their fourth straight day of engagement with the Japanese whaling fleet, Andy and Simon argue with Dan over the best strategy for attack.
Friday, August 7th, 2009
s2e9: Crazy Ivan
Low on fuel, the small boats head toward the Steve Irwin, but in order to get them on board safely, Paul must employ a dangerous military strategy, "The Crazy Ivan," circling at a high speed to try and create calm water for the little boats to return.
Friday, August 14th, 2009
s2e10: The Stuff of Nightmares
The Sea Shepherds shock turns to fury when the Japanese fleet pulls a dead whale onto Nisshin Maru for slaughter. Paul Watson instructs the crew to prepare for battle.
Friday, August 21st, 2009
s2e11: Overlooking a Forlorn Shore
Season Finale.The Sea Shepherds continue to attempt to disrupt the whaling fleet's operations. When the Yushin 3 tries to transfer a dead whale to the Nisshin Maru, Captain Watson maneuvers his ship to block the transfer resulting in a full-speed collision.
Friday, June 4th, 2010
s3e1: Surrounded by Spies
The Sea Shepherds embark on another dangerous campaign as whaling season begins in the Antarctic; a donation from former game-show host Bob Barker allows the group to purchase a former Norwegian whaling vessel.
Friday, June 11th, 2010
s3e2: Crossing Danger
A Japanese reconnaissance ship pursues the Steve Irwin; two members of the Andy Gil crew suffer illness and injury; the Bob Barker's engine fails two days into its journey.
Friday, June 18th, 2010
s3e3: From Hell's Heart
The Sea Shepherds have been relentlessly followed by the whaling reconnaissance vessel for two weeks. They find themselves in a full-on engagement on the high seas as Captain Paul Watson orders a massive butyric acid bottle attack on his nemesis.
Friday, June 25th, 2010
s3e4: Stealth Attack
The Sea Shepherd's stealth boat, the Ady Gil, launches a sneak attack on the Japanese whaling reconnaissance vessel in an effort to break free of the tail and find the rest of the whaling fleet.
Friday, July 9th, 2010
s3e5: The Thrill of the Chase
After nearly a month of searching, the Sea Shepherds have finally found their ultimate target: the world's only whale factory ship, the Nisshin Maru.
Friday, July 16th, 2010
s3e6: Sliced In Two
At the bottom of the world, a collision has just devastated one of the Sea Shepherds' vessels. The crew on the other vessel stand helpless on their deck, watching in horror as the Japanese vessel barrels through the Sea Shepherds' prized speedboat.
Friday, July 23rd, 2010
s3e7: Revenge Is Mine
In the aftermath of the devastating loss of their stealth vessel, the Sea Shepherds have returned to the campaign with renewed passion and intensity. Now the two remaining ships are back on the hunt for the Japanese fleet.
Friday, July 30th, 2010
s3e8: Ready To Snap
With low oil and drinking water, and a damaged helicopter, the Sea Shepherds' hunt for the Japanese whaling fleet has been brought to a halt. While on their way back to port, the radar shows two colossal storms that they can't avoid.
Friday, August 6th, 2010
s3e9: A Bloody Trail
As the Sea Shepherds approach the Nisshin Maru, they are suddenly surrounded by four whaling vessels. Suddenly, one of the Japanese vessels moves in dangerously close, and as the deck crew quickly braces themselves, the ships violently collide.
Friday, August 13th, 2010
s3e10: Zero Hour
The Sea Shepherds refuse to be bullied by the Japanese fleet even though they're out numbered. The deckhands repel over the side of the ship to assess the damage from the collision and realize that there is a gash in the steel hull and water is pouring in.
Friday, August 20th, 2010
s3e11: Fire in the Sky
The whalers face new attacks from the Sea Shepherds as they mount an attack with both the Bob Barker and Steve Irwin.
Friday, August 27th, 2010
The former captain of the Ady Gil goes for a boarding attempt and one of the Sea Shepherd vessels goes dead in the water.
Friday, August 27th, 2010
s3e13: To the Ends of the Earth
The whalers attempt to lose their attackers in an ice field.
Friday, September 3rd, 2010
s3e14: From Pirate to Prisoner
Pete Bethune recounts his experience aboard the Japanese security vessel.
Friday, June 3rd, 2011
s4e1: Battle Cry
The Sea Shepherds depart on their 2010/2011 ant-whaling campaign with a new, fast interceptor vessel. Early on, they find two harpoon ships before the whaling fleet has killed a single whale. Could they be set up for their most successful campaign ever?
Friday, June 10th, 2011
s4e2: No Escape
After engaging the harpoon ships using the small boat teams, Captain Paul Watson makes the call to abandon the harpoon ships and go in search of the factory vessel. After a few hours of sailing, the tables have turned ? two harpoon ships begin tailing Sea Shepherd!
Friday, June 17th, 2011
s4e3: Ghosts in the Machine
Tailed by a harpoon ship, the Steve Irwin enlists the help of the Sea Shepherds' new, fast interceptor ship in an attempt to break free. Meanwhile, the Bob Barker crew spots a large blip on their radar and believe it could be their ultimate target: the Nisshin Maru.
Friday, June 24th, 2011
s4e4: The Devil's Icebox
When damage happens to one of the small boats, and the Bob Barker is five hours away, the crew realizes that they will have to spend a night at sea. But the crew is wet and freezing already, and early symptoms of hypothermia begin to set in.
Friday, July 8th, 2011
s4e5: Tracking the Enemy
The Bob Barker desperately searches for their two small boat crews who were lost at sea in the aftermath of a daring mission. Meanwhile, the Gojira locates the whalers' refueling vessel and Locky plays a dangerous game of "chicken" with the massive ship.
Friday, July 15th, 2011
s4e6: Race to Save Lives
New Zealand's Navy contacts the Steve Irwin to respond to an emergency distress signal where five crew members from a Norwegian sailboat have gone missing. Now the Sea Shepherds must risk their lives in a dangerous mission to find the missing mariners.
Friday, July 22nd, 2011
s4e7: Enemy In Their Grasps
As the first leg of their campaign comes to a close, the Sea Shepherds battle physical and mental exhaustion, especially pilot Chris Aultman. Thanks to an anonymous tip, the Steve Irwin finally locates the whalers' factory ship, the Nisshin Maru.
Friday, July 29th, 2011
s4e8: Battle Stations
The Bob Barker and Gojira launch an ambitious assault on the harpoon ship that has been following them and manage to completely disable the whaling vessel. Now free of its tail, the Barker continues searching for their ultimate target, the Nisshin Maru.
Friday, August 5th, 2011
s4e9: The Giant Enemy
The Sea Shepherds finally locate the factory vessel after months of searching, but it promptly tries to evade the Gojira.
Friday, August 12th, 2011
s0e4: War Stories
Journalist Lisa Ling sits down with Captain Paul Watson and five of your favorite Sea Shepherds to dig deeper into the historic campaign that led to Japan's whaling fleet quitting their season early.
Saturday, August 13th, 2011
s0e5: Before Whale Wars: At the Edge of the World
At the Edge of the World chronicles the controversial Sea Shepherd Antarctic Campaign against a Japanese whaling fleet before the television series.
Friday, April 27th, 2012
s0e6: Operation Bluefin
The mighty bluefin is on the brink of extinction, and Sea Shepherd are entering the war-torn waters of Libya to defend the lucrative fish from illegal poachers.
Friday, April 27th, 2012
s0e7: Viking Shores - Bad Blood
Sea Shepherd embarks on a new campaign to halt an ancient tradition of slaughtering pilot whales in the Faroe Islands known as "The Grind." But with over 20 killing beaches spread across 18 islands, this may be their most challenging campaign yet.
Friday, May 4th, 2012
s0e8: Viking Shores - Battle Cry
WIth the Steve Irwin impounded in a Scottish port, and the Brigitte Bardot surrounded by heated locals threatening to board the ship, Sea Shepherd's campaign is in jeopardy.
Friday, August 12th, 2011
s4e10: Delivering the Final Blow
In the fourth-season finale, Watson claims a major victory after 30 years of fighting, while he and the crew reaffirm their commitment to stopping the whaling fleet.
Friday, June 22nd, 2012
s5e4: Into the Belly of the Beast
With the Japanese fleet's security vessel looming on the horizon, the captain of the badly damaged Brigitte Bardot orders his crew to evacuate the boat. Meanwhile, in Antarctica, the Bob Barker deploys the small boats team to disable a harpoon ship.
Friday, July 6th, 2012
s5e6: Never Say Die
Friday, July 13th, 2012
When a massive target is detected on their radar, Sea Shepherd sends out their new helicopter pilot to ID the mystery vessel. But as the helicopter reaches the limits of its fuel range, it abruptly disappears, crashing into radio silence.
Friday, June 29th, 2012
s5e5: Crossing the Line
The exhausted crew of the Brigitte Bardot scramble to evacuate the ailing vessel. And Captain Paul Watson goes on the offensive, sending a team to board the heavily armed security vessel: the Shonan Maru.
Friday, July 20th, 2012
s5e8: Target Acquired
After months of frustration, Sea Shepherd finally find their target - the Nisshin Maru. Now, they must run an eight-mile gauntlet blocked by two harpoon ships aggressively defending their mother ship. The success of the campaign rides on this moment.