Sea Shepherd joins with marine scientists to study the effects of microplastics on whales in the Gulf of California

by Oona Layolle, Captain/Campaign Leader In Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s latest scientific research campaign, we are studying the toxicology levels in whales in the Gulf of California. We are working with marine scientists from the Universidad de Baja California Sur, Italy and United State of America to conduct the first studies regarding the toxicology ofContinue reading “Sea Shepherd joins with marine scientists to study the effects of microplastics on whales in the Gulf of California”

‘Survivorman’ Joins Sea Shepherd for Operation Milagro

My Week on the M/V Farley Mowat by Les Stroud – Survivorman Joining the Sea Shepherd on a campaign was never anything I took lightly.  I realize that they have received some fame, along with some infamy, from the TV show ‘Whale Wars‘. But my instinct told me that the Sea Shepherd team was involvedContinue reading “‘Survivorman’ Joins Sea Shepherd for Operation Milagro”

SeaWorld Has Found Their Judas

By Captain Paul Watson, Founder and President of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Paul Watson with the Nisshin Maru in the background. Photo: Barbara VeigaThe Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) may be collecting their 30 pieces of silver over the next five years. The film Blackfish literally swept the profits from SeaWorld’s table and withContinue reading “SeaWorld Has Found Their Judas”

Making the Difference for the Vaquita

By Captain Oona Layolle After the highly anticipated arrival of the Farley Mowat to the Sea of Cortez, we have concentrated on testing different techniques to find illegal fishing gear hidden undersea. The gear is placed to catch the endangered Totoaba, and those same nets also are trapping and killing the Vaquita Marina, the mostContinue reading “Making the Difference for the Vaquita”

Greenpeace Has Gone Over to the Dark Side With Their Endorsement For the Sealing Industry

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson Greenpeace has now crossed the line with their endorsement of seal fur as “sustainable.” I initiated and led the first Greenpeace campaigns against sealing from 1975 until 1977. I really never thought I would see the day when Greenpeace would sell out to the sealing industry. Jon Burgwald speaking forContinue reading “Greenpeace Has Gone Over to the Dark Side With Their Endorsement For the Sealing Industry”

Welcoming Pamela Anderson

Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson Pamela Anderson has been appointed Chair of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. Credit: Pamela Anderson FoundationOn behalf of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, I am very happy to announce that Pamela Anderson has joined Sea Shepherd’s Board of Directors and has been appointed Chair of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.Continue reading “Welcoming Pamela Anderson”

“Sniffing” Out Wildlife Crime in Galapagos

Commentary by Dr. Godfrey Merlen, Director, Sea Shepherd Galapagos On November 19, 2015, I traveled 55 miles to the island of San Cristobal to bring four “sniffer” dogs to the environmental unit of the Ecuadorian National Police. These remarkable hounds can differentiate many smells, but in the Galapagos they particularly seek out illegal products beingContinue reading ““Sniffing” Out Wildlife Crime in Galapagos”

Opposing the Japanese Pirate Whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary

Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson Japan has declared war on the whales in the Southern Ocean. Their fleet is en route to the Southern Ocean NOW, in abject disrespectful defiance of the International Court of Justice. The signatory nations to the relevant conventions have not done anything but talk. All other NGOsContinue reading “Opposing the Japanese Pirate Whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary”

Behind the Green Mask

Cocaine and Shark Fins, Corruption and Costa Rica Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson Fourteen years ago in 2001, I took my ship Ocean Warrior to Cocos Island, Costa Rica. When we arrived we found an Ecuadorian long-liner, the San Jose, busily slaughtering sharks not far off the beach of Cocos Island National Park. The rangers wereContinue reading “Behind the Green Mask”