Last year, what we documented in Antarctica shocked the world. We thought the whales of the Southern Ocean were safe. We were wrong.
Our ship, the Allankay, shone a spotlight on the krill fishing fleets that are destroying Antarctica’s fragile ecosystem. These enormous supertrawlers are taking huge amounts of krill from the otherwise pristine Antarctic waters.
We witnessed these trawlers plowing through a pod of over 200 whales that were feeding on krill. The images we captured of industry competing with wildlife for the same food were shared across the world and have sparked outrage, and is causing many to call for this industry to be shut down.