Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Welcomes New CEO: Captain Alex Cornelissen

We are pleased to announce that Captain Alex Cornelissen has taken on the role of Chief Executive Officer for Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Captain Cornelissen has a long and decorated history serving the world’s oceans and is also the CEO of Sea Shepherd Global. His extensive experience and strong leadership skills are invaluable assets toContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Welcomes New CEO: Captain Alex Cornelissen”

Announcement – Sea Shepherd Fleet in Self Quarantine

April 3rd, 2020 – Throughout almost half a century of campaigns on the high seas, our captains and crews have confronted continuous uncertainty, whether its the unpredictability of weather, dangerous ice conditions, or the attacks of poachers and whalers. We now confront a new adversary, invisible and deadly — the threat of COVID-19.  A newContinue reading “Announcement – Sea Shepherd Fleet in Self Quarantine”

Silky Shark with Longline Hook Seen During Freediving Expedition with CONANP Park Ranger

A silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis) was seen during a freediving expedition by the dive crew of the M/V White Holly along with CONANP Park Ranger, in the pelagic waters of the Revillagigedo Archipelago. As our freedivers remained calm and still, the shark gently approached us with curiosity. But something was dangling from its mouth –Continue reading “Silky Shark with Longline Hook Seen During Freediving Expedition with CONANP Park Ranger”

Vaquita found Entangled in Illegal Gillnet

The survival of the tiny cetacean is uncertain after an encounter with poachers and the fishing gear responsible for the decline of its species San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – March 7th, 2020 – A new video has surfaced on social media with disturbing footage of a vaquita trapped in an illegal totoaba gillnet. An anonymous sourceContinue reading “Vaquita found Entangled in Illegal Gillnet”

Sea Shepherd Attacked in Vaquita Refuge on World Wildlife Day

Violence erupts in the habitat of the most endangered marine mammal in the world as activists encounter rampant poaching in protected waters San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – March 4, 2020 – On the morning of March 3rd, Sea Shepherd crews were confronted by a large group of skiffs fishing illegally inside the Vaquita Refuge, a UNESCOContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Attacked in Vaquita Refuge on World Wildlife Day”

Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet Rescued inside Vaquita Refuge

Sea Shepherd and Mexican authorities worked tirelessly to save the marine mammal, trapped in the same illegal fishing gear responsible for the decline of the vaquita San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – February 24, 2020 – On the morning of February 21st, Sea Shepherd was alerted to the presence of a whale in life-threatening distress in theContinue reading “Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet Rescued inside Vaquita Refuge”

Sea Shepherd Embarks on Operation Treasured Islands – Revillagigedo

Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico – February 23, 2020 – Sea Shepherd is pleased to announce the launch of Operation Treasured Islands – Revillagigedo, a conservation and research campaign aimed at studying the animals and ecosystems of the largest marine protected area in North America – Mexico’s Revillagigedo Archipelago. This expedition is focused on the study ofContinue reading “Sea Shepherd Embarks on Operation Treasured Islands – Revillagigedo”

Shots Fired at Sea Shepherd Ship Inside Vaquita Refuge

Gunfire erupts in the habitat of the most endangered marine mammal in the world. San Felipe, BCN, Mexico – February 9, 2020 –  While conducting routine monitoring in the Upper Gulf of California, Sea Shepherd vessel the M/V Sharpie encountered a group of four fishing skiffs in the Vaquita Refuge on the morning of February 8th. AtContinue reading “Shots Fired at Sea Shepherd Ship Inside Vaquita Refuge”