A major Japanese whaling ship abandoned its hunt in Antarctic waters, for now, after ballsy members from the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society chased it down and disrupted their operations. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, crew from the group’s high tech speedboat, Gojira, first spotted the “factory ship” Nisshin Maru and then called in the bulkier Bob Parker to hold things down. Japan’s Institute of Cetacean Research, which is the fanciest name ever for an organization that promotes whale killing, condemned the “violent” acts on their “whale research vessels.” That’s some expert PR-work right there.