The ABC revealed images this weekend of a Japanese whaling boat with a covered minke whale on board. The photos show that Japan is continuing its whale hunting expeditions for what they call ‘scientific research’. Brisbane Line reporter Jack McDonnell spoke with Darren Kindleysides the Director of the Australian Marine Conservation Society about this whaling incident and what Australia can do to stop it.
Japanese whaling vessel scrambles to cover up dead minke whale body in Australian Whale Sanctuary. Image source: Sea Shepherd.
Sea Shepherd said it caught a Japanese whaling vessel in Australian waters with a dead minke whale on its deck.
A Sea Shepherd helicopter spotted the vessel in the Australian Whale Sanctuary on Sunday morning with two harpoon ships nearby - they said the Japanese crew quickly covered the protected whales body and the harpoons.
A large number of snakes inhabit Southeast Queensland, however not all are venomous.
Reporter Mia Tyquin spoke with a local Brisbane-based zoologist and snake catcher Janne Torkkola about how to identify the dangerous ones from the nonthreatening ones, what happens to the snakes once they are caught by a snake handler and what to do in the unfortunate event someone is bitten by a snake.