The Greenpeace ship was forced to leave the Southern Ocean but an Australian Government ship - the 'Oceanic Viking' arrived on the scene just before they left.

It was our hope that under the eye of the Australians the whaling would not resume.

However, although the Australian vessel has been following the whaling fleet since then they have reported that the fleet began whaling shortly after Greenpeace left the scene.

They have now released some shocking images and video of the whaling in the Southern Ocean including of a mother minke whale and its calf being hauled aboard a Japanese whaler.

The video us available here but be warned - it is graphic.

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