The Japanese people want to consume whale meat and in pursuit of that goal are compelled to engage in research on the nature of whales. Of course, as part of the “scientific research,” whales somehow get killed and since there is no need to throw away the dead whales, it is only natural to bring them back to Japan so the meat of the whale could be sold. One assumes people who consume whale meat are involved in scientific research. A vessel operated by the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, which seeks to protect whales, attacked a Japanese ship conducting “scientific research” in the Antarctic Ocean and hurled bottles containing a foul smelling liquid on the deck of the ship.
The Kaiko Maru, along with four other Japanese ships, has been engaged in “scientific research” in the cold area of the world and hopes to continue learning more about whales. For some reason, after years of “scientific research” Japanese vessels still have not learned enough about the complex animal known as a whale. One can only wonder at which point in time the “research” will draw to a conclusion.