Genre: Reality, Documentary, Animals
Premise: Animal Planet teams up with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to present this seafaring chronicle of activists dedicated to interfering with Japanese whaling expeditions. The Sea Shepherds are led by Captain Paul Watson, who, in 1977, founded the nonprofit organization to protect marine wildlife and their habitats worldwide. The Japanese say that their whaling is legally accepted research, but the Sea Shepherds say it is just a cover for illegal commercial whaling. The show's theme song is composed by Smashing Pumpkins front man Billy Corgan.
S05, E01 (First Aired: Jun. 1, 2012)
Capt. Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherds return for another confrontation with Japanese whalers; the team gambles on a plan designed to intercept the enemy before they reach the whaling grounds.
S05, E02 (First Aired: Jun. 8, 2012)
An unknown vessel heading toward the Steve Irwin is identified as part of the Japanese whalers' security detail; the Brigitte Bardot encounters a fuel shortage and the wrath of Mother Nature.