A longtime legal gadfly billing himself as the ‘Man Against Xtinction’ is looking to block container shipping to much of New England for four months every year in an effort to save the whales.

Richard Max Strahan filed suit against the US subsidiaries of CMA CGM, Mediterranean Shipping Co and Cosco in the US federal court for Massachusetts requesting various limitations on their operations in the Boston area in an effort to protect endangered whale species, plus damages.