Score one for the whales in their ongoing battle with their top predator: Japanese fishing boats.
Our favorite environmentalist and cult figure Paul Watson, from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, confirmed that his boat chased down a Japanese whaler and attacked it. The weapon? The boat simply rammed the fishing vessel. Watson said the fishermen made a futile attempt to defend themselves against the attack by throwing blubber and whale parts at the Sea Shepard's crew, as well as spraying them with water. Imagine trying to explain your sea scars were actually caused by a bunch of whale-huggers riding around in something called the Sea Shepard. Not very piratey, matey.