Follows one season in the high stakes battle of protecting the lives of whales on the verge of extinction against the Japanese vessels that illegally hunt them. At the helm of Sea Shepherd is Canadian activist Paul Watson, who left Greenpeace to pursue his own methods. He sets out with a crew of forty-six international volunteers who are relatively inexperienced at sea. Its combat tools include a steel can opener designed to rip open the hull of enemy ships while they lie in port, rope to tangle propellers and stink bombs that make whale meat inedible. The looming question is: how far will they go to save an animal's life?