Going against the tide of public opinion and an international court ruling, Japan's whaling boats will head for the Southern Ocean.
A chief negotiator for whaling decisions told reporters that the country will resume whaling in Antarctica in Dec. 2015.
A Minke whale and her 1-year-old calf are dragged aboard the Nisshin Maru, a Japanese whaling vessel that is the world's only factory ship. The wound that is visible on the calf's side was reportedly caused by an explosive-packed harpoon.
Customs and Border Protection Service, Commonwealth of Australia