Sea Shepherd Investigates Illegal Shark Fins Shipments

Sea Shepherd Investigates Illegal Shark Fins Shipments

Operation Apex Harmony is Sea Shepherd’s global shark defense campaign. A three month Operation Apex investigation finds that huge shipments of illegal shark fins are continuing to arrive in Hong Kong via shipping lines and airlines that have committed to the “No...
Richard Pyle Explores Mysterious, Deep Coral Reefs

Richard Pyle Explores Mysterious, Deep Coral Reefs

Naturalist Richard Pyle recalls a momentous dive he made 30 years ago, when he was only 19 years old. He found himself at 75 meters deep in the clear waters off Palau, chasing a small pink fish that he was convinced was a new species unknown to science. Pyle snared...
Miracle Sponge! Can It Soak Up Oil Spills?

Miracle Sponge! Can It Soak Up Oil Spills?

Remember the images on the nightly news of the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Just to remind you, in 2010 a British Petroleum semi-submersible drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing eleven people and unleashing what is considered to have...
DiCaprio Finds Ocean Conservation in Farmed Seafood

DiCaprio Finds Ocean Conservation in Farmed Seafood

It’s estimated that a billion people rely on fish for their main source of protein, and fish have less environmental impact with a smaller carbon footprint than red meat or chicken. But with an expanding world population the ocean’s fish stocks are threatened, with...
Injured Dolphin Knows Where to go for Help

Injured Dolphin Knows Where to go for Help

Being in the business of reporting ocean news we are often confronted with stories of marine mammals meeting an unnatural end, wrapped in fishing nets or succumbing to ocean plastic pollution. Our recent post on the Endangered Vaquita Porpoise of the Sea of Cortez is...
UN Environment Declares War on Ocean Plastic

UN Environment Declares War on Ocean Plastic

There is big news to report regarding our battle with Ocean Plastic Pollution. On February 23, the UN Environment announced an unprecedented global campaign to eliminate the major sources of plastic pollution in the ocean. The CleanSeas campaign was launched at the...
Saving the Iconic and Endangered Nassau Grouper

Saving the Iconic and Endangered Nassau Grouper

There is no more iconic Caribbean fish than the Nassau Grouper, boldly striped, seemingly unafraid and friendly toward divers and unfortunately very tasty. It was once found in the tens of thousands throughout the Caribbean, however due to unsustainable fishing...
Vaquita Nears Extinction, Can They be Saved?

Vaquita Nears Extinction, Can They be Saved?

 Will 2017 be the last Year for the Vaquita? Called the “Panda of the Sea” the endangered Vaquita is the World’s smallest porpoise and it’s most vulnerable species. With their population now estimated to possibly as low as 30 individuals, 2017...
What’s for Dinner? Not Lionfish Again!

What’s for Dinner? Not Lionfish Again!

Indigenous to Indo-Pacific waters, Lionfish have invaded the Atlantic, crossed the Gulf of Mexico and spread throughout the Caribbean. With their graceful fins and venomous spines they are both beautiful and tough, they can be found in waters from the surface down to...