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Japan whalers driven from hunting ground: Sea Shepherd

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Anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd on Tuesday said Japan's fleet had been separated and driven out of its Antarctic hunting ground, declaring an early success in its campaign to disrupt the annual hunt. 

The Japanese whaling factory ship Nisshin Maru is pictured in the Southern Ocean on January 5, 2013 by anti-whaling activists Sea Shepherd Australia

The militant group said the five-vessel fleet was "in disarray" and currently not hunting whales, with the harpoon ships separated from each other by hundreds of miles and the factory ship Nisshin Maru well outside its kill zone.

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