- 4 years ago
Peter Hammarstedt risks his life for whales. Every summer for the past eight years, Peter has left the comfort of land to protect whales from a tragic death at the pointy end of a harpoon. He has dedicated his entire adult life to the protection of the oceans and its inhabitants, patrolling the icy waters of Antarctica, the marine parks of South America and the ice floes of Canada with the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.
Bullied through his formative years, Peter developed an affinity with the underdog and was drawn to activism as a way to defend the powerless. At just 18, he applied to join the Sea Shepherd and in the 10 years since, has steadily risen through the ranks. At the age of 28 Peter is the captain of one of four Sea Shepherd ships, the Bob Barker.