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Anti-whaling group takes battle to top US court

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The Sea Shepherd conservation group asked the US Supreme Court on Monday to lift an order forcing it to steer clear of Japan's whalers, who are seeking legal reprisals over harassment at sea. 

This photo, received from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society on December 11, 2012, shows the Sea Shepherd's newest vessel, the SSS San Simon. The Sea Shepherd conservation group has asked the US Supreme Court to lift an order forcing it to steer clear of Japan's whalers, who are seeking legal reprisals over harassment at sea.

Since 2002, Sea Shepherd has annually disrupted Japan's contested hunt in the Southern Ocean but a US court issued an injunction on December 17 for the activists to stay at least 500 yards (meters) away from the whaling vessels.

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