Paul Watson, the leader of the environmentalist organization Sea Shepherd, said yesterday that he would not send his ships to Iceland to fight against whaling this summer, as he had announced in May.
The reason, Watson said, is that his ships are needed in Galapagos – where they had stopped on the way from Australia to Iceland – to prevent a great amount of iron dust from being discarded in the ocean, Fréttabladid reports.
Watson concluded there was more need for Sea Shepherd in the Galapagos, since there has been no news of Icelanders killing fin whales recently. He said his organization might pay Iceland a visit next summer instead.
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