Richard attended the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's "Whale Wars" event on Saturday evening. The celebrity-filled event, held at James Costa's Hollywood home in Beverly Hills, served as a fundraiser as well as an opportunity to unveil Sea Shepherd's newest "ocean defense" vessel, the Ady Gil.
Formerly named the Earthrace, the high-tech ship was renamed in honor of the benefactor who helped to acquire the ship for Sea Shepherd. The Ady Gil will join the Steve Irwin this December in the Antarctic during "Operation Waltzing Matilda" to prevent illegal whaling.
For information about the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and how to make a donation, visit the Sea Shepherd website.