Expedition Sights Endangered Vaquita Porpoise and Rampant Fishing Inside Biosphere Reserve

Photo Credit: CONANP / Museo de la Ballena / Sea Shepherd

Sea Shepherd ship M/V Farley Mowat and Museo de la Ballena research vessel Narval encounter dozens of skiffs fishing with prohibited gillnets near a live vaquita inside protected Refuge

Vaquita Monitoring Begins in the Upper Gulf of California

San Felipe, BCN-The government of Mexico announces the second leg of the 2019 Vaquita Survey. Sea Shepherd is pleased to collaborate with The National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP) and world-leading vaquita scientists on this important research project in waters of the Upper Gulf of California Biosphere Reserve and the Colorado River Delta. Photo identification of specimens of vaquita marina (Phocoena sinus) to verify the presence, size and characteristics of the population, will be the two-week project’s objective.

Thank You Rutger Hauer

Commentary by Captain Paul Watson

In 1997 I was held in a Dutch prison awaiting an extradition trial to Norway for sinking one of their illegal whaling ships the “Nybraena”. I was held for 120 days and received incredible support from the Dutch public and most notably from Rutger Hauer who twice visited me at Lelystad Prison. Rutger helped mobilize other celebrities and the Dutch court ruled to release me without extradition to Norway.

Sea Shepherd Pohoiki Beach Clean Up

Commentary by Andrea Capilla

Pohoiki ( Issac Hale Beach Park) is located on lower Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii. It was one of the only accessible beaches on this side of the island, with a boat ramp, and 3 bays which were favorites to local surfers and bodyboarders. However, one year ago Kilauea Volcano was going on its second month of eruption and the lava flow covered most of the ocean access for lower Puna.