Animal Planet has brought back its whaling protest reality show, Whale Wars back for a fifth season.

The show follows Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he and his crew aboard their various vessels harass Japanese whalers off the coast of Antarctica.

The Sea Shepherd's fifth season will begin in the waters around Antarctica, where whaling by the ICR continues. The Sea Shepherds has created plenty of international tension with the ICR, which is backed by the Japanese government.

Japanese whalers contend that the ICR's activities are legal and above board. The Sea Shepherds say the company's stated agenda is a smokescreen and that its harpooning and processing of whales violates the moratorium on whaling in international waters.

The project is still in development so stay tuned for more details.

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