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Volunteering to protect whales: Aboard the Sea Shepherd

In 1979, Alex left college to work as a crew member aboard the Sea Shepherd under Captain Paul Watson on the Sea Shepherd’s first whale protection campaign.

Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, their mission was to ram the world’s most notorious pirate whale-killing ship, the Sierra.

In the end, both ships were sunk in Portuguese waters. Alex was later named Sea Shepherd’s Crew Member of the Year.

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