The Minkes were being chased by the Japanese whalers and they were being trailed and chased by the Sea Sheppard craft.
At least for a while the Minkes can have a sigh of relief now because The Japanese have temporarily suspended their whale hunt.
The Sea Sheppard is a Conservationist group backed up by one of the biggest meat exporters of the world.
I do not think that it is irrational to wonder whether their real agenda behind all those protests and clashes is to protect and conserve an endangered species, namely in this instance the Whales or to protect and conserve their financial backers lucrative market share?
The truth will be known soon!
The Nature has its own checks and balances.
Trying too much to meddle with them too has their own negative consequences.
Like humans, the animals too have a right to live and roam freely and enjoy their lives to the fullest.
Sooner We undersatnd this, it is better for both!