Sea Shepherd NorCal Coordinator Lincoln Shaw will share his experiences working with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew to disrupt Japanese whaling in the Antarctic whaling sanctuary. This is the winter feeding grounds of our Gray Whales that fill our coastline this time of year. His talk is 2pm Saturday, Feb. 2 in the Redwoods Room at Mendocino Coast Hospital, 700 River Road, Fort Bragg.
A whale-watching walk with Shaw will take place at 11am at MacKerricher State Park in Fort Bragg.
As a part of the crew on the Bob Barker, Shaw dealt with violent storms in the Southern Ocean, where swells reached as high as 50 feet, sustained winds of 50 to 60 mph, icy temperatures, confrontations with the Japanese whaling boats, and watching another boat, the Ady Gil, being rammed and sunk. Surrounded by frozen beauty, Shaw took photographs throughout this journey, and will tell his story.
A crew from Animal Planet Network’s reality show, “Whale Wars” was also on board. Whale Wars season 3 features Lincoln and others from the Bob Barker, the Steve Irwin and the Ady Gil as they confronted the Japanese whaling fleet in the Antarctic whaling sanctuary.
NOTE: No whales were killed during his watch and no brutal images will be shown during this presentation
Lincoln, a San Francisco native spent 20+ years as a Manufacturers Sales Rep in the Consumer Electronics space. He also helped launch and then sell a “Dot-Com” and was involved in several other Silicone Valley startups. Lincoln is often seen at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito where he volunteers rescuing and caring for sick injured pinnipeds.