Grey Whales: hope on the horizon
Published time: 18 Feb, 2007 21:00 Edited time: 19 Feb, 2007 00:00
“Nadezhda”, which means “Hope” in Russian, is a training sailboat that belongs to the Far Eastern Maritime University. It sets off for a two month voyage from Vladivostok – Russia’s extreme southeastern point – to the shores of Sakhalin Island, in the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. It has a scientific mission onboard. The scientists and ecologists’ goal is to preserve the population of Grey whales, which was thought to be totally exterminated. Now, when the whales re-appeared, the main hazards for them are the nearby oil-drilling platform. Grey Whales: Hope on the Horizon documentary, is scheduled for the Global Day of Whales which is celebrated on February 19.