Sea Shepherd Catches Illegal Chinese Shark Fishing

Sea Shepherd Catches Illegal Chinese Shark Fishing

Sea Shepherd announced that once again they have detained Chinese-owned vessels illegally shark fishing off Timor.  The Sea Shepherd, M/Y Ocean Warrior tracked the Pingtan Marine Enterprise fleet over a two-week period and during a dawn raid with Timor-Leste police,...
The Endangerment of the Endangered Species Act

The Endangerment of the Endangered Species Act

The Endangered Species Act was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 28, 1973 with the intent to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a “consequence of economic growth and development.” The U.S. Supreme Court found that...
Rapa Nui Marine Park, one of world’s largest MPAs

Rapa Nui Marine Park, one of world’s largest MPAs

Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is world famous for its inscrutable, monuments, called moai, that dot the island’s landscape. Now the isolated Chilean Island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean has another reason to be world famous. The Rapa Nui Marine Park is an...
Shark Killing Banned in Florida

Shark Killing Banned in Florida

Earlier this year we reported that shark finning was still legal and fins were being sold in Florida. A law passed in 1992 to ban shark finning was strengthened in 2010 but the shark finning continued. More recent attempts to ban the sale and trade of shark fins were...
“Sewage Surfer” says a lot about Ocean Health

“Sewage Surfer” says a lot about Ocean Health

Justin Hofman was snorkeling near Sumbawa Island in Indonesia about nine months ago in what he thought were pretty pristine waters. But as the tide came in so did the debris including plastic bags and even sewage. That’s when he spotted the seahorse, which was...