Fleet departs to hunt humpbacks

or the first time in more than 40 years humpback whales are to associate the sound of a ships engine with the possibility of death, rather than photo-snapping sightseers. The four ships plan to kill up to 50 humpbacks, as well as 935 minke whales and up to 50 fin whales – more than double the number of whales Japan hunted a decade ago.