‘Whale Wars’ Returns Tonight on Animal Planet

The Sea Shepherd Crew

Animal Planet’s Whale Wars returns for a fourth season beginning tonight at 9pm ET/PT with ten exhilarating episodes documenting the Sea Shepherds’ dramatic campaign on the icy Antarctic high seas. Whale Wars documents the ongoing battles between Captain Paul Watson’s Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew and the Japanese ships hunting whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.  The battles grow more intense with each engagement, with each side pushing the other to the limit to fight for their beliefs.  The series has enthralled audiences who have witnessed this dangerous cat-and-mouse game at the far end of the globes.

This new season is full of the drama that viewers have come to expect from the Sea Shepherds’ campaigns, including new equipment in their arsenal – a new vessel that’s almost as fast but far bigger than the boat destroyed last year, a helicopter with a greater range, secret GPS devices, and more. Aside from the Sea Shepherds’ new tactics, there are harrowing experiences unlike any seen before, including a crew stranded overnight in freezing conditions and a tragic mayday call.

Get caught up on Whale Wars with this video Q&A about the show: