whale-wars-cancelled-renewed-animal-planet-season-six2013 has arrived, and with it, the start of the lists of renewed shows of 2013 and cancelled shows of 2013. In this case a show that follows the battle to preserve whales gets the callback, as Animal Planet renewed Whale Wars for season six, amidst a judicial conflict over a shipwreck.

On last season, Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society returned for a fifth adrenaline-fueled season of WHALE WARS, one of Animal Planet’s most-talked-about, best-performing and award-winning series to date. WHALE WARS documents the Sea Shepherds’ ongoing whale defense campaign in the Southern Ocean as they wage a high-risk battle and masterful chess match to find and stop Japanese ships from hunting whales in the name of research. After last year’s victorious campaign over the Japanese, the Sea Shepherds thought they had ended whaling in the Southern Ocean once and for all. But surprisingly, the Japanese are returning stronger than ever, and this time, they come with a military convoy and zero tolerance for the conservation group. Anticipating the battle of a lifetime, the Sea Shepherds once again are trolling the Antarctic with surprise tactics, intense strategy and unparalleled passion.

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