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Japanese whaling ship the Nisshin Maru - currently in Antarctica's Ross Sea - has been partially evacuated following a fire, the BBC reports. Around 120 crew members of the 8,000-tonne processing ship were moved to other vessels just before dawn today, while 30 stayed on board to fight the blaze in the ship's engine rooms. One …


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  1. Dillon Pyron

    They should take a cue from the Eskimos

    Perhaps the Japanese should take a cue from the American Eskimos. They are permitted to hunt whales, but only from small boats (boats, not ships) using hand held harpoons. That would seem like a fair way of doing it.

    As far as their attitude that science supports them, science supports the American view that global warming is a myth. Just ask us.

    dillon in Austin, Tejas

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