Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Circular Quay, Sea Shepherd

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is a non-profit, marine conservation organisation that uses direct action tactics to protect sealife. Most of the group's recent activities take place in international waters with a strong focus on public relations to spread their message via the media. Sea Shepherd currently operates Neptunes Navy, which includes the vessels MY Steve Irwin, the Bob Barker and the MV Brigitte Bardot. The Bob Barker is seen here, during the recent open day at Circular Quay. In February 2010, while actively protesting against whaling, it collided with the Japanese whaling vessel Yushin Maru No. 3, tearing a gash in the hull.

32 comments:

  1. What a fancy paint job! Looks like the Great White Shark from Jaws. Cheers from Montreal.

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  2. I have seen a few Discovery documentaries about these guys. Cool looking paintjob here.

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  3. What a treat to see this boat. Your photo is so nice. Love the colors. So this it the one that ran into the Japanese boat. I am so glad to see it. Genie

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  4. Steffe, yes they have been producing quite a few documentaries to get their message out there. The paint job grabbed my attention.

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  5. What an interesting way to decorate a boat. Very different in the least.

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  6. I was lucky enough to come across them on a day when I was meeting a friend for lunch at the Quay. Hadn't heard about them being in but it was really intersting to look over the ship.

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  7. Ann, same here. I was visiting The Rocks that day and happened to wander down there and saw it at the quay.

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  8. They do a good job. The paintwork is innovative.

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  9. I would love to see this! Love the paint job... a definete attention grabber!

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  10. How cool that you snapped a shot of the Bob Barker! I actually just bought a Sea Shepard t-shirt. Love the cause and love their tv show Whale Wars!

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  11. oh, they painted it since it was here...



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  12. I love all the wonderful bright, brilliant sunlight in these photos. A great, euphoric feeling.

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  13. Sara, looking at many international blogs and reader comments, I now realise how lucky we are to get so many sunny days in Sydney, especially in winter.

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  14. Fantastic picture Jim, love the angle you took it from making it look long and fierce, it already looks it with the paint job but you've accentuated it brilliantly. I reckon they do a great job trying to save the whales, good on them!

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  15. Isn't it wonderful that we have moved on from battleship grey. Great navy artwork.

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  16. Now, if I were out at sea and had a few drinks that would scare the bageebees out of me looking like a big old mean shark. LOL!

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  17. Love the shark painting. A fun and well done work of art on a boat. A great photo as well.

    The story about the Japanese boat accident is very interesting. The boat is looking good after the accident. Thanks for sharing this story.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  18. I made this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRKVh2p2xN0

    "The Changing of Sea Shepherd's Colors"

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