Google Maps "The Faeroes present some logistical challenges, and we need to be able to deploy in such a way that all possible kill sites are monitored at all times," he added, saying that drones may also be able to spot incoming whales, allowing activists to head them off before they even approach the hunting zone. Sea Shepherd will release more details of the operation on Friday.
The annual whale hunt kills about 1,000 long-finned pilot whales, along with members of other species. Despite proponents arguments that the kill is necessary "tradition," many animal advocates say that it is especially cruel and also depletes wild stock of the species, which is protected under CITES.
If you're not familiar with pilot whales, this great footage was just captured of a pod off California: