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Steve Irwin is Back

At least in name only:

AN anti-whaling ship has been renamed after the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin as it sets off to intercept Japanese whalers in the Southern Ocean.

The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was given permission to use Irwin’s name by his widow Terri Irwin, who was in Melbourne today as the ship’s 52-member crew prepared to set sail on a two-month protest operation.

Previously named Robert Hunter, Sea Shepherd’s former Scottish fisheries patrol vessel is now Steve Irwin.

It will attempt to intercept a Japanese whaling fleet which for the Southern Ocean a fortnight ago. [AAP]

My feelings about these eco-loons still remains unchanged.