"You can take down an individual, you can take down an organization, but you can't destroy a movement." Paul Watson -- Captain Paul Watson, honored with the Jules Verne Award for his environmental activism in 2012, is a fighter with a clear mission: to protect the world's oceans from illegal exploitation and environmental destruction. "If the oceans die, we die." For decades, Paul Watson has risked his life for the conservation and well-being of marine life. At the age of 27, he founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In 1978, the Sea Shepherd became the first ship of the now world-famous fleet with the Jolly Roger flag, modified with a trident and shepherd's crook. In a new expanded edition, including a second interview and numerous extraordinary images from the Sea Shepherd archives, Watson vividly recounts the exciting stages of his unique life, opening up an exclusive insight into his highly politicized arrest in Frankfurt in 2012 and his adventurous escape that sent him on a nerve-wracking journey filled with storms and obstacles.
Sarah Schuster, born 1985 in Rüsselsheim, Germany, has studied Comparative Literature and German Philology in Frankfurt, Germany, and San Diego, California, and Advanced Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. She works as a researcher and caseworker in complex and often highly politicized human rights cases, editor, journalist, and author. In addition to literary publications in »Otium« Magazine, Sarah Schuster published journalistic, essayistic and interdisciplinary contributions i. a. in »Journal Frankfurt«, the international magazine »Impakter« and in various book publications.