Canadian Sea Shepherd founder arrested in Germany The Canadian founder of an environmental activist group known for its confrontations with whalers and fishermen has been arrested in Germany for extradition to Costa Rica, where he is wanted for allegedly endangering a fishing boat in 2002, German prosecutors said Monday.
Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was arrested Sunday at Frankfurt Airport on an international arrest warrant issued by Costa Rica, a spokesman for the local prosecutors’ office said.
“He is alleged to have used a ship to intimidate another vessel and put its crew at risk in 2002,” said the spokesman, Guenter Wittig. (Photos: Sea Shepherd Conservation Societ/AFP/Getty Images; Jeff Christensen/The Canadian Press/AP)
A picture from my work on 4-21-2011. I helped to organize this Guinness world record event. More than 2,800 people from my company took over a street in South San Francisco, and made a dna helix chain all the way down. Yes, the helix is made entirely of people! This is a helicopter view. Enjoy.
Photos of the day Smoke and flame rise from burning oil tankers on the highway near Kolpur village, Pakistan on August 22, 2011. Gunmen set ablaze at least 19 oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in neighbouring Afghanistan, officials said.