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JEFF HANSEN, Director of Sea Shapherd Australia defends Paul Watson, Founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society in the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit in Seattle, Washington on November 6, 2013.   The Institute of Cetacean Research, Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha, Ltd., - Japanese whalers researchers - and other Japanese seafood business leaders claim Watson and the Sea Shepherd ships disrupted their whale hunt in the Southern Ocean during the 2012-2013 whaling season thereby violating an injunction they brought up against him issued by the court last December. (copyright Karen Ducey/