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Dec 9, 2008

From A Brief and Pleasant Stop in Newcastle - Sea Shepherd:

The Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin arrived in Newcastle, New South Wales on December 6th for a brief visit to take on fuel and oil.

Daryl Hannah left the ship here to fly out to do a project with Oceanographer Sylvia Earle. She will be returning at a later date to rejoin the crew. While onboard she was a very enthusiastic crewmember and a natural helmsman.

Another celebrity greeted us on our arrival in Newcastle. Teen model Skye Bortoli of Teens Against Whaling came by with her mother, grandmother and sister to welcome us to their home town. Skye also may be joining the crew at a later date. Skye has attended the last two International Whaling Commission meetings, in Anchorage, Alaska in 2007 and in Santiago, Chile in 2008.

At ages 14, 15 and 16 as of next week, Skye has demonstrated that age is not a barrier to becoming an effective activist.

(Photo shows Paul Watson with Skye Bortoli of "Teens Against Whaling".)


 

 
 
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