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Sea Shepherd Discovers Dead Vaquita Floating In Gulf of California

Death bring world’s smallest porpoise closer to extinction

Dead vaquita. Photo: Robbie NewbySan Felipe, Baja California, MEXICO – March 21, 2017 – Sea Shepherd found the body of a dead vaquita porpoise floating in the Gulf of California on Sunday March 19, 2017.

The non-profit marine conservation society has been in the upper Gulf since last fall as part of Operation Milagro III to save the vaquita and the endangered totoaba bass. Sea Shepherd’s anti-poaching ships, the M/V Farley Mowat and M/Y Sam Simon are currently patrolling the area.

At 2:47pm on Sunday, the Farley Mowat crew came across the dead vaquita – known as the world’s smallest porpoise – and notified the Mexican authorities to retrieve it. The carcass is currently being held in San Felipe, frozen, awaiting an examination to determine its cause of death.

With the near-extinct vaquita porpoise now numbering less than 30, the devastating sight comes exactly one week after Sea Shepherd found a dead newborn vaquita on the beach just 33 km south of San Felipe.

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Sea Shepherd Discovers a Record 66 Dead Totoaba in a Single Net; Dead Newborn Vaquita Washes Ashore

Dead totoabas on the deck of the MV Farley MowatSan Felipe, Baja California, MEXICO – March 16, 2017 – With the near-extinct vaquita porpoise now numbering less than 30, conservation was dealt a blow on Sunday March 12, 2017, when Sea Shepherd found a dead newborn vaquita on the beach just 33 km south of San Felipe, in the Northern area of the Gulf of California.

The non-profit marine conservation society’s anti-poaching ships, the M/V Farley Mowat and M/Y Sam Simon, have been patrolling the upper Gulf since last fall as part of Operation Milagro III to save the vaquita and the endangered totoaba bass.

The body of a second, adult vaquita was reported to the crew not far from where the neonate was found, but after several days of searching by the crew, it has yet to be located. However, the locals who spotted it took pictures and gave them to SSCS in hopes that its body would still be found.

Read more: Sea Shepherd Discovers a Record 66 Dead Totoaba in a Single Net; Dead Newborn Vaquita Washes Ashore

Operation Milagro III Update: Suffocating Sharks

A smoothhound shark entangled in the gill net. Photo: Giacomo BrunoOn Wednesday 15th of February, the M/V Farley Mowat retrieved three totoaba nets off the shores of San Felipe, just a few miles away from the Vaquita refuge in Mexico’s Gulf of California. In one of these nets the crew found two dead sharks. The first one was believed to be a smoothhound shark measuring 1.10 m in length. The second was a juvenile thresher shark 1.70 m long.

Both these sharks suffered long and painful suffocation whilst struggling to escape these nets. Unfortunately, the Farley Mowat arrived too late to save them. The reality is that there are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of nets in this area, trapping all sorts of wildlife, condemning the trapped individuals to a slow and agonizing death. A third shark was spotted by the crew in the same net, however, the shark sank as the net was pulled up and no accurate identification could be done. It was believed to be a smoothhound shark as well. However, whether the shark escaped actively or just fell off the net, its carcass sinking to the bottom of the sea, remains unclear.

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Operation Milagro III Update: Death by Gillnets; Whale is Latest Victim

dead whaleOn the 16th of February 2017, the M/V Sam Simon spotted a dead whale on the horizon. The animal, which appeared to be entangled in gillnets, was in waters too shallow for the Sam Simon to approach. PROFEPA, the Mexican environment law enforcement, was notified immediately. It had already identified the animal as a female Bryde's whale, about 12 m long and 12 tons, under special protection according to the Mexican law NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010. The Whale was caught in an illegal gill net used to catch the totoaba fish, located in the Reserve of the Upper Gulf of the Colorado, 30 km North of San Felipe.

Read more: Operation Milagro III Update: Death by Gillnets; Whale is Latest Victim

Operation Milagro III Update: Day of the Dead Dolphins

Net markings around the head of dead dolphin. Photo: Carrie CervantesOn February 11th, three days before the international World Love For Dolphin’s Day, Sea Shepherd discovered 14 dolphin corpses floating between the M/V Sam Simon and The M/V Farley Mowat in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez. At least two of them showed signs of a violent death, with net marks on their bodies, stab wounds or fins crudely cut off in order for the fisherman to remove them quickly from their nets.

In the last month alone, the Sam Simon has retrieved 22 illegal nets in the Sea of Cortez. These dangerous nets entangle various marine life, which likely included some, if not all, of the 14 dead dolphins that Sea Shepherd found. When a situation like this occurs, Sea Shepherd notifies Mexico’s environmental protection agency, PROFEPA who uses this data to understand the devastating effect of illegal fishing on wildlife in this area.

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  2. Feb 06, 2017 - World Love for Dolphins Day 2017
  3. Feb 01, 2017 - Sea Shepherd Launches Anti-Poaching Vessel M/V John Paul DeJoria
  4. Jan 27, 2017 - Sea Shepherd Rescues Drowning Fisherman In Gulf Of California
  5. Jan 24, 2017 - Sea Shepherd Launches Its Newest Vessel, The M/V John Paul DeJoria
  6. Dec 31, 2016 - The New York City Premiere of 'Why Just One' With Captain Paul Watson
  7. Dec 29, 2016 - Sea Shepherd and the Mexican Navy Team Up to Catch Illegal Poachers; Fishermen Arrested
  8. Dec 22, 2016 - Ghost Nets are Retrieved to Save the Vaquita
  9. Dec 21, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Debuts Powerful Online Images to Combat Dolphin and Whale Captivity
  10. Dec 12, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s Why Just One? Set for A New York Premiere On Dec. 16
  11. Dec 09, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Leader Detained at Osaka Airport In Japan
  12. Dec 07, 2016 - Scientists and Sea Shepherd Make New Discovery About Cuvier’s Beaked Whales During Expedition in Mexico
  13. Nov 22, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Milagro III - Returns to Mexico to Save the Vaquita Porpoise
  14. Sep 09, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Crew’s Life Threatened by Mexican ‘Cartels’ in The Gulf of California
  15. Aug 25, 2016 - Sea Shepherd CEO and Founder Paul Watson Back in the U.S. After Two Year Absence
  16. Aug 12, 2016 - Specialized Training for Galapagos K9 Unit Officers
  17. Aug 04, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Launches Campaign to Save the Protected Totoaba Bass in Mexico
  18. Aug 02, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Captain Returns to the Faroe Islands to demand Landmark Trial Court Date
  19. Aug 02, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Legal Enlists Public’s Help to Save the Imperiled Guiana Dolphin
  20. Jul 27, 2016 - Sea Shepherd prepares legal proceedings against Denmark as Blood is Spilled Again on the Shores of the Faroe Islands
  21. Jul 15, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Launches Campaign to Investigate Farmed Salmon Industry
  22. Jul 11, 2016 - Create An Artistic Impression of the Grind
  23. Jul 07, 2016 - Hollywood Stars Demand Costco Stop Its Purchase and Sale of Faroe Islands’ Salmon
  24. Jul 06, 2016 - Blood Spills on to the Shores of the Danish Faroe Islands in the First Pilot Whale Slaughter of the Year
  25. Jun 29, 2016 - Operation Driftnet a Resounding Success; Sea Shepherd Shuts Down Entire Illegal Driftnet Fleet
  26. Jun 24, 2016 - Actor/filmmaker Ross McCall Debuts Documentary About Pilot Whale Slaughter in Faroe Islands
  27. Jun 13, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Launches Environmental Law Enforcement Manual in Ecuador
  28. Jun 07, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Announces Operation Jairo II
  29. Jun 02, 2016 - Television Star Richard Dean Anderson to Executive Produce Sea Turtle Documentary Why Just One?
  30. May 19, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Promotes Environmental Law in Galapagos
  31. May 10, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Hosts Free Ship Tours in Los Angeles May 14 and 15
  32. May 05, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Announces Sea Turtle Defense Documentary 'Why Just One?'
  33. May 03, 2016 - Fight For the Vaquita Reaches U.S. Shores
  34. Apr 29, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Offers Free Ship Tours On May 7 and 8 in San Diego
  35. Apr 28, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Offers Reward to Stop Attacks On Monk Seals in Hawaii
  36. Apr 20, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Hosts A Legal Forum On Marine Wildlife Law Enforcement In Galapagos
  37. Apr 18, 2016 - Experts Spot Three Live Vaquitas
  38. Apr 17, 2016 - Totoaba Poachers Caught On Camera
  39. Apr 17, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Makes Waves This Earth Day
  40. Apr 06, 2016 - Gillnets Claim Another Humpback
  41. Mar 28, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Finds Third Dead Vaquita in Three Weeks
  42. Mar 25, 2016 - Captain Oona Layolle Calls For Increased Patrols to Protect the Vaquita
  43. Mar 25, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Condemns Japan’s Most Recent Violations of International Law
  44. Mar 24, 2016 - Smashing Pumpkins and Sea Shepherd on Tour
  45. Mar 16, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Global Discovers Deadly Driftnets
  46. Mar 14, 2016 - Victory Against Illegal Fishing in Antarctica
  47. Mar 11, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Partners with the Government of Ecuador to Address Conservation Needs in the Galapagos Islands
  48. Mar 07, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Crew Discover Dead Vaquita, Totoaba and Great White Shark in Refuge
  49. Mar 04, 2016 - Operation Henkaku: The Killing Cove is Closed for Business – Let’s Keep It That Way!
  50. Mar 03, 2016 - Dame Vivienne Westwood Joins Sea Shepherd in the Fight to Save our Oceans
  51. Feb 29, 2016 - Sea Shepherd and the Animal Legal Defense Fund File Motion to Intervene in Seaworld V. Calif. Coastal Commission Lawsuit
  52. Feb 22, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Crew Save Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet
  53. Feb 19, 2016 - Thousands Around the World Support Sea Shepherd's 'World Love for Dolphins Day'
  54. Feb 13, 2016 - Sea Shepherd to Hold Global Demonstration to Expose the Connection Between Dolphin Captivity and Slaughter
  55. Jan 25, 2016 - Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Supporters Worldwide for World Love for Dolphins Day
  56. Jan 17, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Removes Illegal Gillnet from Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Habitat
  57. Jan 11, 2016 - Celebrities Join Forces in Hollywood to Save our Oceans
  58. Jan 06, 2016 - Legitimate Whale Research
  59. Jan 04, 2016 - Mexican Government Grants Sea Shepherd Permission to Remove Illegal Gillnets from Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Habitat
  60. Dec 27, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Crew Discovers Grisly Scene While Patrolling Endangered Vaquita Porpoise? Refuge in Mexico
  61. Dec 23, 2015 - The Farley Mowat Departs for Operation Milagro
  62. Dec 22, 2015 - Large Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins Endures Brutal Capture and Slaughter in Taiji
  63. Dec 17, 2015 - Cove Guardians Threatened with Arrest by Police in Taiji for Exposing Brutal Dolphin Hunt
  64. Dec 16, 2015 - From Taiji to Tanks: The Barren Life of Captive Dolphins
  65. Dec 15, 2015 - Ship Tours Continue This Weekend: Come Aboard the Farley Mowat in Tampa!
  66. Dec 14, 2015 - Find Rare Sea Shepherd Gear in our eBay Store!
  67. Dec 11, 2015 - Dr. Godfrey Merlen Honored with ‘Conservation Hero Award’
  68. Dec 10, 2015 - Court Schedules Oral Argument in ICR case for December 15
  69. Dec 10, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Ship M/V Farley Mowat to Embark Upon its Maiden Campaign,
  70. Dec 09, 2015 - Free Ship Tours of the M/V Farley Mowat Dec 12-15 in Tampa
  71. Dec 04, 2015 - Captain Paul Watson and Pamela Anderson Praise Newly Elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
  72. Dec 01, 2015 - Pamela Anderson Joins Board of Directors of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
  73. Dec 01, 2015 - Japanese Whalers Launch New Hunts Despite Global Opposition
  74. Nov 30, 2015 - The Killing Continues. More Pilot Whales Slaughtered on the Shores of the Faroe Islands.
  75. Nov 25, 2015 - Sharks Win Appeal in Ecuadorian Court
  76. Nov 25, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Supporters Outraged by Cruel Video of Pilot Whale Being Tied and Drowned by Taiji Hunters
  77. Nov 24, 2015 - President of Costa Rica Named ‘Shark Enemy 2016’
  78. Nov 23, 2015 - The Dogs Have Landed!
  79. Nov 20, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Unveils the Farley Mowat
  80. Nov 19, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Served With Summons After Standing Up for the Pilot Whales in Front of Danish Parliament
  81. Nov 18, 2015 - Australian Federal Court Finds Japanese Whalers Guilty of Contempt of Court and Issues $1 Million Fine For Violating Injunction
  82. Nov 18, 2015 - Captain Paul Watson Files Petition Against Costa Rica For Violating His Rights
  83. Nov 12, 2015 - From Taiji to Tanks: Dolphin Captures Show Captive Industry
  84. Nov 09, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Announces Operation Icefish 2015-16
  85. Nov 03, 2015 - The Monaco Ocean Blue Film Festival & Conservation Summit - Hell No, We Won
  86. Nov 03, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Harassed and Chased by Japan Nationalists Supporting Taiji Dolphin Hunt
  87. Oct 30, 2015 - Join Sea Shepherd for Special Screenings of “How to Change the World”
  88. Oct 29, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Condemns Japan
  89. Oct 28, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Receives Warning of Threats Against Cove Guardian Volunteers in Taiji, Japan
  90. Oct 27, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Announces ‘Operation Milagro II,’ Fall 2015 Vaquita Porpoise Defense Campaign
  91. Oct 21, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Documents Dead Juvenile Risso
  92. Oct 19, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Working with Scientists to Study Fin Whales and Micro-Plastics
  93. Oct 16, 2015 - Thank You, Tomchin Family Charitable Foundation!
  94. Oct 13, 2015 - Sharks Now Have Full Penal Protection in the Galapagos Marine Reserve
  95. Oct 12, 2015 - Massive Victory in the Fight Against Illegal Fishing
  96. Oct 08, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Opposes SeaWorld Expansion at California Coastal Commission Hearing in Long Beach
  97. Oct 05, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Holds Specialized Course on Environmental Law for Ecuadorian Judiciary
  98. Oct 04, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Concludes Grueling Faroe Islands Pilot Whale Defense Campaign
  99. Sep 30, 2015 - Operation Henkaku: September 2015 Update
  100. Sep 29, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Exposes Cover-Up Behind Gruesome Death Of A Pilot Whale
  101. Sep 28, 2015 - Federal Court Upholds Denial of Georgia Aquarium Beluga Whale Import
  102. Sep 23, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Successfully Leads Hundreds of Dolphins and Pilot Whales Away From the Killing Beaches
  103. Sep 09, 2015 - Interpol-Wanted Poaching Vessel, Kunlun, and its Illegal Catch Escape from Thailand
  104. Sep 03, 2015 - Actress and Activist Pamela Anderson Addresses East Russian Economic Forum in Russia
  105. Sep 01, 2015 - Denmark Orders Seizure Of Sam Simon Small Boat As Faroese Consultant Challenges Grind Law
  106. Sep 01, 2015 - Tomchin Family Charitable Foundation Issues Matching Gift Challenge to Cove Guardian Campaign Supporters
  107. Aug 31, 2015 - German Actress Anne Menden Joins Sea Shepherd to Defend Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands
  108. Aug 31, 2015 - Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians On Site in Taiji for Sept. 1 Launch of ‘Operation Henkaku’
  109. Aug 30, 2015 - Another Veteran Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Denied Entry to Japan
  110. Aug 27, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian Leader Denied Entry to Japan
  111. Aug 24, 2015 - Denmark Issues Suspicious Refusal Of Entry Notices To Sea Shepherd
  112. Aug 13, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Volunteers Baited Into Police Station For Early Deportation From The Faroe Islands
  113. Aug 13, 2015 - Martin Sheen Asks Denmark to End Support of Pilot Whale Slaughter
  114. Aug 12, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Fiercely Defends Against Violent Attack On Pod Of Pilot Whales
  115. Aug 11, 2015 - Pamela Anderson Accepts Russia’s Invitation to Attend East Russia Economic Forum in September
  116. Aug 10, 2015 - Sea Shepherd to Return to Taiji for a Sixth Season of its Dolphin Defense Campaign
  117. Aug 09, 2015 - Faroes Tourism Takes a Hit as Cruise Lines Cancel Faroe Islands Stops
  118. Aug 07, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Found Guilty By Danish Court Of Defending Pilot Whales
  119. Aug 03, 2015 - Denmark’s Shame: Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Appear In Danish Court As Outcry Against Denmark’s Support of Pilot Whale Slaughter Continues
  120. Jul 31, 2015 - Historic Verdict for Galapagos Sharks
  121. Jul 28, 2015 - Pamela Anderson Asks Denmark to End its Support of the Brutal Grind
  122. Jul 23, 2015 - Graphic Footage Shows Mass Slaughter of Pilot Whales in the Faroe Islands
  123. Jul 21, 2015 - United States and German Nationals Face Up To Two Years Imprisonment
  124. Jul 20, 2015 - Two Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested In The Faroe Islands With Assistance Of Danish Navy
  125. Jul 14, 2015 - Sea Shepherd to Launch ‘Operation Jairo’ in Southeastern Florida July 15
  126. Jul 14, 2015 - Pamela Anderson Requests Meeting in Russia with President Putin or Environmental Minister Sergei Donskoi
  127. Jul 07, 2015 - Turtle Hatchlings Safely Reach the Sea with the Help of Operation Jairo Volunteers in Costa Rica
  128. Jul 06, 2015 - Pamela Anderson Asks Putin to Stop Whale Meat Smugglers
  129. Jul 03, 2015 - Thunder Captain And Officers Face Justice In The Wake Of Operation Icefish
  130. Jul 02, 2015 - Sam Simon Departs Norway Following Mission To Investigate Shipment of Endangered Fin Whale Meat
  131. Jun 30, 2015 - Graphic Images of Pilot Whale Slaughter in the Faroe Islands
  132. Jun 29, 2015 - Waters of the Faroe Islands Run Red With Another Horrific Grind
  133. Jun 26, 2015 - Sea Shepherd ‘Operation Jairo’ Volunteers Attacked by Armed Sea Turtle Poachers in Costa Rica; Two Volunteers Sustained Minor Injuries
  134. Jun 25, 2015 - CALL TO ACTION: Ask Maryland and Virginia to Stop Brutal Ray Bow-hunting Tournaments!
  135. Jun 23, 2015 - Japan Intends to Blatantly Violate International Law with an Announcement to Kill Whales Despite Rulings by the ICJ and the IWC
  136. Jun 19, 2015 - The R/V Martin Sheen Arrives in Costa Rica for Ocean Research and Awareness Campaign
  137. Jun 19, 2015 - District Court Rejects Whalers Claim for Remedial Sanctions
  138. Jun 18, 2015 - IWC’s Scientific Committee will Rule on Japan’s Latest Whaling Plan Tomorrow
  139. Jun 18, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Assists Scientists Studying Micro-Plastics in Sea of Cortez Fin Whales
  140. Jun 18, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Ship, Brigitte Bardot, Has Arrived In The Faroe Islands
  141. Jun 16, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Warns of Threats Against Sea Turtle Defense Campaign Volunteers in Costa Rica
  142. Jun 16, 2015 - Actor Ross McCall Joins Sea Shepherd Crew in the Faroe Islands for Operation Sleppid Grindini
  143. Jun 12, 2015 - California Coastal Commission Votes Unanimously for Year-Round Protection of La Jolla Seals
  144. Jun 08, 2015 - Supreme Court Declines To Hear Sea Shepherd
  145. Jun 08, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Resolves Contempt Dispute with Japanese Whalers
  146. Jun 08, 2015 - World Oceans Day - Every Day
  147. Jun 07, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Volunteers Save Nesting Sea Turtle and Eggs from Poachers in Costa Rica
  148. Jun 01, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Welcomes the Farley Mowat and the Jules Verne to its Fleet
  149. May 31, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Jairo, Sea Turtle Defense Campaign
  150. May 27, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Seeks U.S. Injunction Against Japanese Whaling
  151. May 26, 2015 - Military And Police Board Last Two Toothfish Poaching Vessels In Cabo Verde
  152. May 26, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Global Launches Operation Siracusa 2015 to Immediate Success
  153. May 22, 2015 - Join Us on the Beaches to Help Save Sea Turtles!
  154. May 20, 2015 - JAZA Votes to Stop Buying Dolphins Captured in Taiji
  155. May 16, 2015 - New “Recruits” Join Sea Shepherd’s K-9 Unit In The Galapagos
  156. May 11, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Announces Operation Sleppid Grindini
  157. May 04, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Announces New Partnership with Government of Mexico to Protect the Endangered Vaquita Porpoise and Other Marine Species
  158. Apr 28, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Takes
  159. Apr 23, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Announces Operation Jairo Sea Turtle Defense Campaign
  160. Apr 22, 2015 - WAZA Suspends Membership of Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) for Link to Brutal Taiji Dolphin Hunt
  161. Apr 22, 2015 - Miracle on the Water!
  162. Apr 17, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Announces Operation Milagro, a Campaign to Defend the Critically Endangered Vaquita Porpoise
  163. Apr 10, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Concludes Epic Southern Ocean Campaign, Operation Icefish
  164. Apr 06, 2015 - Poaching Vessel, Thunder, Sinks in Suspicious Circumstances
  165. Apr 06, 2015 - Thunder Issues Distress Signal. Sea Shepherd Launches Rescue Operation
  166. Mar 30, 2015 - Second Internationally Wanted Toothfish Poaching Vessel, Viking, Detained in Malaysia
  167. Mar 30, 2015 - Attempted Suicide On Board Poaching Vessel Thunder As Nigeria Strips Registry
  168. Mar 30, 2015 - Sam Simon Resupplies Bob Barker for On-Going Pursuit of Poaching Vessel, Thunder
  169. Mar 17, 2015 - Poaching Vessel, Kunlun, is Detained in Thailand
  170. Mar 09, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Remembers Our Dear Friend, Sam Simon, 1955-2015
  171. Mar 05, 2015 - UK Supreme Court Victory for Endangered Bluefin Tuna & Sea Shepherd!
  172. Mar 03, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Joins UN’s World Wildlife Day as we Continue to Take Action Against Wildlife Crime
  173. Feb 27, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Commends Australian Boarding of Poaching Vessel: Now Calls For Arrest
  174. Feb 26, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Hands-Over Evidence of Thunder's Illegal Fishing to Authorities in Mauritius
  175. Feb 25, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Billboard in New York City Spreads Mass Awareness of Taiji
  176. Feb 18, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Ship Triples Record for Longest Sea Chase of a Poacher as it Enters Third Month of Pursuit
  177. Feb 13, 2015 - Thousands Attend Sea Shepherd’s “World Love for Dolphins Day” Rallies Across the U.S. and Overseas
  178. Feb 05, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to Hold 32 Peaceful “World Love for Dolphins Day” Demonstrations
  179. Jan 29, 2015 - Sea Shepherd to Hold 32 Peaceful Demonstrations Against Taiji Dolphin Slaughter on “World Love for Dolphins Day”
  180. Jan 27, 2015 - Verdict Issued in Jairo Mora Case: Court Could Not Condemn the Murderers, But We All Know Who They Are
  181. Jan 26, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Receives 8.3 Million Euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery
  182. Jan 22, 2015 - Pamela Anderson Proudly Joins Sea Shepherd’s Board of Advisors
  183. Jan 16, 2015 - One Year Later: Reflecting on Slaughter of Bottlenose Superpod and Capture of Albino Calf, Shoujo
  184. Jan 12, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Commends New Zealand on Strong Action Against Toothfish Poachers
  185. Jan 08, 2015 - Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Supporters Worldwide at “World Love for Dolphins Day”
  186. Jan 02, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Commences Recovery of Second Monster Gillnet
  187. Dec 30, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Retrieves 25 Kilometres of Illegal Gillnet From the Southern Ocean
  188. Dec 19, 2014 - Cove Guardians to Live Stream at ~1:30pm PT/4:30 ET as Pilot Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins Face Captivity or Slaughter
  189. Dec 17, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Intercepts Toothfish Poachers in the Southern Ocean
  190. Dec 16, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Attorney in Japan Files Formal Grievance Against Japanese Police
  191. Dec 12, 2014 - Operation Pacuare Wrap-up – the Numbers Are In
  192. Dec 09, 2014 - Three Sea Shepherd Wildlife-Sniffing Dogs Retiring, Looking for Homes
  193. Dec 08, 2014 - Cove Guardian Campaign Leader Melissa Sehgal Denied Entry to Japan
  194. Dec 01, 2014 - No Thanksgiving for the Dolphins of Taiji, as Albino Dolphin is Captured in The Cove
  195. Nov 23, 2014 - Another Albino Dolphin Captured in Taiji’s Infamous Cove
  196. Nov 20, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Monitoring Captive Transfer Of Bottlenose Dolphins Captured In Taiji
  197. Nov 12, 2014 - Six Species of Sharks Awarded Long-Awaited Protections By CMS
  198. Nov 04, 2014 - Dr. Roger Payne Cites Pollution as the Greatest Problem Facing Whales Today
  199. Nov 04, 2014 - Killers Drive First Bottlenose Pod of the Hunt Season Into the Cove During Taiji Whale Festival Celebration
  200. Nov 03, 2014 - Sea Shepherd’s Sea Turtle Defense Campaign on Cabo Verde Comes to an End
  201. Oct 23, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Bay Islands Turtle Defense Campaign Saves 4,000 Hawksbill Sea Turtle Eggs
  202. Oct 18, 2014 - Martin Sheen Unveils Sea Shepherd’s Newest Vessel, R/V Martin Sheen, Named in his Honor
  203. Oct 17, 2014 - Award-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Help Unveil and Christen Sea Shepherd
  204. Oct 13, 2014 - Report from the Field: Operation Pacuare
  205. Oct 07, 2014 - Report from the Field: Operation Pacuare
  206. Oct 01, 2014 - Environmental Public Civil Action Against Fishing Company Dom Matos for Fishing Endangered Sharks Has a New Hearing in Rio Grande/RS
  207. Sep 29, 2014 - Taiji Hunters Lose, Abandon Pilot Whales Driven Out of Cove After Slaughter of Their Family
  208. Sep 26, 2014 - Pilot Whale Slaughter Imminent in the Cove in Taiji, Japan
  209. Sep 25, 2014 - Operation GrindStop Update: Faroese Court Hearings Delayed
  210. Sep 24, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Crews to Appear in Faroese Court This Week
  211. Sep 23, 2014 - Shannen Doherty Bears Witness and Live Streams Brutal Dolphin Hunt During Visit to Taiji
  212. Sep 19, 2014 - Sea Shepherd to Host 'Taiji Dolphins: The Truth Behind the Tarps
  213. Sep 18, 2014 - Actress Shannen Doherty Arrives in Taiji to Join Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians
  214. Sep 17, 2014 - Three Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested in Faroe Islands for Protecting Hundreds of Dolphins
  215. Sep 16, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Creates 'Living Photo Exhibit' Outside SeaWorld During IMATA Protest
  216. Sep 15, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Pacuare: Sea Turtle Anti-Poaching Campaign
  217. Sep 14, 2014 - Sea Shepherd at the International Whaling Commission Meeting in Slovenia
  218. Sep 12, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Orlando to Hold Gathering Outside IMATA Conference
  219. Sep 11, 2014 - Victory for Australia's Sharks!
  220. Sep 09, 2014 - Ross McCall Arrives in the Faroes to Join Operation GrindStop 2014
  221. Sep 08, 2014 - Verdict Handed Down Today in Faroese Court for Six Sea Shepherd Volunteers
  222. Sep 05, 2014 - Ross McCall to Join Sea Shepherd on Operation GrindStop 2014
  223. Sep 05, 2014 - Reflecting on Operation Toxic Gulf 2014
  224. Sep 04, 2014 - Call To Action For Sea Shepherd Supporters
  225. Sep 01, 2014 - Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians are in Taiji to Launch Fifth Season of ‘Operation Infinite Patience’
  226. Aug 31, 2014 - 14 Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Released From Custody Today in the Faroe Islands
  227. Aug 30, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Crewmembers Arrested For Intervening Against Brutal Faroese Pilot Whale
  228. Aug 29, 2014 - Flesh From Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered and Butchered Yesterday was Dumped at Sea Today by Faroese Whale Killers
  229. Aug 29, 2014 - Five Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered by Whale Killers in the Faroe Islands
  230. Aug 29, 2014 - WA Government ignores their own science and now their own survey to carry out shark cull
  231. Aug 17, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Smashes the Ice Bucket Challenge
  232. Aug 15, 2014 - An Open Letter to SeaWorld: More than Bigger Tanks, Orcas Need the Ocean
  233. Aug 15, 2014 - Victory! California Coastal Commission Votes Unanimously to Protect La Jolla Seals
  234. Aug 01, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Crews Brave Nasty Conditions to Save an Entire Pod of Whales in the Faroes
  235. Aug 01, 2014 - Pamela Anderson Arrives in the Faroe Islands to Show Support for Operation GrindStop 2014
  236. Jul 31, 2014 - Actress Pamela Anderson to Visit Sea Shepherd’s Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, “Operation GrindStop 2014,” August 1st in the Faroe Islands
  237. Jul 31, 2014 - Victory! Southwest Airlines to End Long-Time Partnership with SeaWorld
  238. Jul 30, 2014 - Sea Shepherd to Table on Select Dates of Aerosmith’s “Let Rock Rule” U.S. Tour
  239. Jul 09, 2014 - Divers for the Oceans: Champion Freedivers Join Sea Shepherd to End Cetacean Slaughter in the Coves
  240. Jul 08, 2014 - NOAA Grants SeaWorld Permit to Import Captive Dolphin Kirara from Japan
  241. Jul 07, 2014 - CALL TO ACTION: Oppose the Planned Killing of 16,000 Cormorants Along the Columbia River
  242. Jun 30, 2014 - Captain Paul Watson Needs You. The Whales Need You.
  243. Jun 26, 2014 - Operation GrindStop Field Report - June 23, 2014
  244. Jun 26, 2014 - K9 Wildlife Contraband Detection Unit Will Remain Active in Galapagos Through 2017
  245. Jun 19, 2014 - Sea Shepherd and Ocean Alliance Crew of Operation Toxic Gulf to Dock in Pensacola This Weekend for Ship Tours
  246. Jun 17, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Launches Pilot Whale Defense Campaign, Operation Grindstop 2014, at Press Conference in the Faroe Islands
  247. Jun 16, 2014 - Operation Toxic Gulf 2014: Campaign Launch Video
  248. Jun 16, 2014 - Line in the Sand – Spotlight on Sea Shepherd’s ongoing work to defend the Galapagos
  249. Jun 10, 2014 - Iconic Band Boston Is Teaming Up With Sea Shepherd On Their 2014 North American Summer Tour
  250. Jun 04, 2014 - Sea Shepherd & Ocean Alliance Set Sail on “Operation Toxic Gulf 2014”
  251. May 30, 2014 - Groupon Bans All Shark Products from their Sites Worldwide
  252. May 29, 2014 - Five Poaching Operations Stopped, 1,000 Lives Saved in Nine Days of Operation Siracusa
  253. May 23, 2014 - Operation Siracusa: Poachers Blocked in the “A-Zone”
  254. May 23, 2014 - Sea Shepherd’s Operation Siracusa Saves 500 Sea Urchins from Poachers
  255. May 21, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Siracusa, Quickly Halts Poaching Operation
  256. May 15, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Responds in Wake of Vicious Attack Upon One of its Divers by Wildlife Trafficker
  257. May 15, 2014 - CALL TO ACTION: Encourage the National Aquarium to Close Dolphin Exhibit, Relocate Dolphins to Sanctuary
  258. May 13, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Diver Attacked While Documenting Aquarium Trade Wildlife Trafficking
  259. May 08, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Brazil Launches Bleeding Ocean
  260. Apr 30, 2014 - Sea Shepherd UK – Scottish Seal Defence Campaign
  261. Apr 30, 2014 - Four More Sea Shepherd Wildlife-Sniffing Canine Officers Set To Retire, Looking for Homes
  262. Apr 27, 2014 - Sea Shepherd UK Offers Reward for Conviction of Anyone Illegally Killing Iconic Scottish Seals
  263. Apr 24, 2014 - Sea Shepherd UK’s Full Reply to the Press Release Issued by Usan Fisheries Ltd, trading as the Scottish Wild Salmon Company on the 22nd April 2014
  264. Apr 23, 2014 - No Justice For Morgan
  265. Apr 22, 2014 - Every Day is Earth Day
  266. Apr 21, 2014 - Violent Seal Killers Threaten Sea Shepherd UK Crew - Caught on Camera
  267. Apr 18, 2014 - Healing Wishes For Conservationist Hero Emmanuel de Merode
  268. Apr 15, 2014 - Western Australian Fisheries in league with Japanese Whale poachers
  269. Apr 11, 2014 - Japan’s Institute for Cetacean Research (ICR) Shames Themselves in Defiance of World Court Ruling
  270. Apr 10, 2014 - Undersized Sharks Caught on WA's Drum Lines Not Given Best Opportunity to Survive
  271. Apr 07, 2014 - Dutch Postcode Lottery Supports Sea Shepherd with 900,000 Euros
  272. Apr 03, 2014 - GrindStop 2014 Update
  273. Mar 30, 2014 - The Whales Have Won! — ICJ Rules Japan’s Southern Ocean Whaling ‘Not For Scientific Research’
  274. Mar 27, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Launches West Africa Anti-Poaching Campaign,
  275. Mar 25, 2014 - “Bruce” Joins the Western Australia Shark Bait and Kill Observer’s Team
  276. Mar 24, 2014 - CALL TO ACTION: Only Four Days Remain to Urge NOAA to Protect Captive Orca Lolita!
  277. Mar 20, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Captains Release Statement About the Pending International Court of Justice Judgment Concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan)
  278. Mar 18, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Announces Winners of “From the Cove to Captivity” Video Contest
  279. Mar 17, 2014 - At the End of Taiji's Drive Hunt Season, a Time to Reflect
  280. Mar 14, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Concludes Successful Anti-Poaching Pilot Mission in Guatemala
  281. Mar 05, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Australia and Dr. Sharon Burden Denied Preliminary Injunction for the Sharks of WA
  282. Feb 26, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Australia takes Western Australian Government, Premier Colin Barnett and WA Fisheries Minister to Supreme Court for the Sharks
  283. Feb 25, 2014 - San Diego City Council Votes to Protect La Jolla Harbor Seals During Pupping Season
  284. Feb 23, 2014 - TV Executive Sam Simon Arrives in Taiji, Japan
  285. Feb 18, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Successfully Helps Guatemalan Officials Halt Poaching Operation
  286. Feb 16, 2014 - Cove Guardian Campaign Director Scott West Denied Entry Into Japan
  287. Feb 16, 2014 - Urgent - Stop the Shark Cull by Making a Submission to the EPA Today!
  288. Feb 15, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Supporters Turn Out to Show Their Love for Dolphins on Valentine
  289. Feb 10, 2014 - Sea Shepherd Global & Sea Shepherd USA Team Up With Guatemalan Officials for Anti-Poaching Patrols
  290. Feb 08, 2014 - Sea Shepherd, Bionic Yarn, and Parley For The Oceans Launch The Vortex Project
  291. Feb 03, 2014 - Join Sea Shepherd Conservation Society & Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians at “World Love For Dolphins” Day Demonstrations This Valentine’s Day
  292. Feb 01, 2014 - Appellate Commissioner Shaw of U.S. Court of Appeals Issues Recommendation
  293. Jan 29, 2014 - Taiji’s Dolphin Hunts Continue
  294. Jan 27, 2014 - Barnett Government's Shark Cull Program Delivers First Cruel and Barbaric Fatality - a Beautiful Female Tiger Shark
  295. Jan 20, 2014 - 200 Bottlenose Dolphins Held a Fourth Night in Cove; 11 More Dolphins Taken Captive Yesterday
  296. Jan 17, 2014 - 250+ Bottlenose Dolphins Captured & Held Overnight In The Cove; Captive Selection & Slaughter At ~ 1 Pm PT Today
  297. Jan 15, 2014 - Dam Guardian Campaign Update
  298. Jan 10, 2014 - Three Weeks Remaining to Enter “From the Cove to Captivity” Taiji Video Contest!
  299. Jan 08, 2014 - Composer and Smashing Pumpkins Violinist, Ysanne Donating Proceeds from New Song to Sea Shepherd USA
  300. Dec 31, 2013 - Sea Shepherd USA Invites Artists Who Have Cancelled Their SeaWorld Shows to Join the Cove Guardians in Taiji
  301. Dec 31, 2013 - The Dolphins are Not The Problem
  302. Dec 26, 2013 - Sea Shepherd USA Seeking Submissions for its “From the Cove to Captivity” Video Contest
  303. Dec 23, 2013 - World Record-Holding Freediver Herbert Nitsch Joins Board of Advisors
  304. Dec 23, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Awards NZ$11,500 for Info Leading to Conviction of Seal Killers
  305. Dec 21, 2013 - A Reply to Sea World’s Open Letter and an Invitation to Make a Meaningful New Year’s Resolution
  306. Dec 20, 2013 - The Tomchin Family Foundation To Match Year-End Gifts To Sea Shepherd Up To $25,000
  307. Dec 12, 2013 - Call to Action: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Legal Defense Fund
  308. Dec 12, 2013 - Happy 90th Birthday, Mr. Bob Barker!
  309. Dec 06, 2013 - The World is a Vampire...
  310. Dec 04, 2013 - Video on Shark Protection Presented to Latin American Environmental Prosecutors
  311. Dec 02, 2013 - 75 - 80 Bottlenose Dolphins Captured Yesterday in the Cove; Captive Selection & Slaughter at ~ 1 PM PT Today
  312. Nov 15, 2013 - Reality TV Star Simone Reyes Arrives in Taiji, Japan to Serve as Sea Shepherd Cove Guardian
  313. Nov 07, 2013 - Statement regarding the ICR vs. SSCS USA contempt proceedings in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  314. Nov 04, 2013 - Manotas, the First Sea Shepherd Galapagos Wildlife-sniffing Dog, Retires
  315. Sep 30, 2013 - The Georgia Aquarium to Fight Denial of the Aquarium’s Permit Application to Import 18 Wild-Caught Belugas
  316. Sep 25, 2013 - Blood Bath in the Faeroes
  317. Sep 16, 2013 - Ready, Set, Conservation in Action: Sea Shepherd Launches Taiji Video Contest!
  318. Sep 08, 2013 - Good News For Our Clients: Uruguay Has A Whale Sanctuary!
  319. Aug 30, 2013 - Celebrating the Life of Artist and Conservationist Stephen Watson
  320. Aug 29, 2013 - Cove Guardians on the Ground in Taiji
  321. Aug 29, 2013 - Clive Standen, Star of TV’s “VIKINGS,” Says “REAL Men Don’t Whale”
  322. Aug 27, 2013 - Sea Shepherd's Advisory Board Members Call on the IOC to Not Support Tokyo’s Olympics Bid
  323. Aug 09, 2013 - English Biologist Godfrey Merlen Weighs in on “Cultural” and “Scientific” Whaling
  324. Aug 06, 2013 - Victory! NOAA Denies Permit to Import 18 Beluga Whales for Display at Georgia Aquarium & Partner Facilities
  325. Aug 02, 2013 - Brazil Federal Regional Court Rules in Favor of the Southern Right Whales
  326. Jul 31, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Action Alert - the Giant Pacific Octopus Needs Your Help TODAY!
  327. Jul 26, 2013 - Empty The Tanks Mobilizes the Masses to Oppose the Captive Whale and Dolphin Industry
  328. Jul 24, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Brazil Targets Illegal Trade of Endangered Brazilian Guitarfish in Sao Paulo
  329. Jul 22, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Calls for the Immediate Removal of Sea Lion “Researcher”
  330. Jul 10, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Brazil Takes Action to Protect Southern Right Whales Off the Santa Catarina Coast
  331. Jul 03, 2013 - Dr. Sidney Holt, “Savior of the Great Whales,” Praises Sea Shepherd for Their Work
  332. Jun 25, 2013 - Sea Shepherd USA Backs Australia in Landmark Legal Case to End 'Research Whaling'
  333. Jun 21, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Outrigger Team: Paddling For The Cause
  334. Jun 20, 2013 - Congressional Committee Holds Hearing on Sea Lion Killing Bill
  335. Jun 13, 2013 - Renowned Hard Rock Drummer Matt Sorum Expresses Alarm Over Namibia’s Annual Cape Fur Seal Cull Set to Begin Next Month
  336. Jun 12, 2013 - Another Sea Shepherd Legal Victory in the French Courts
  337. Jun 12, 2013 - Tell your Representative: OPPOSE DANGEROUS HOUSE SEA LION KILLING BILL
  338. Jun 08, 2013 - In Celebration of World Oceans’ Day
  339. May 13, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Launches Operation Reef Defense Campaign in Hawaii
  340. May 13, 2013 - An Anniversary to Remember
  341. May 13, 2013 - Pete Bethune and Sea Shepherd Settle Long-running Legal Dispute
  342. May 13, 2013 - "The Mermaid Song" Download Now Available!
  343. May 10, 2013 - World Renowned Scientist Dr. Louise Leakey Voices her Support for Sea Shepherd
  344. Apr 26, 2013 - Dam Guardians Report “Hope,” Sea Lion #781, Finally Gets Assessment But No Intervention
  345. Apr 23, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Dam Guardians Report Sea Lion in Severe Distress at Port of Astoria
  346. Apr 16, 2013 - Dam Guardians Report “Brian The Lion” (Sea Lion C022) Killed By Oregon Dept Of Fish & Wildlife
  347. Apr 10, 2013 - Smashing Pumpkins Violinist and Composer, Ysanne Donating Proceeds from the Mermaid Song Project to Sea Shepherd
  348. Mar 27, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Joins the Movement to Help Free Kshamenk
  349. Mar 26, 2013 - One Sea Lion Dead, Others in Serious Distress Following Branding by ODFW
  350. Mar 24, 2013 - More Than 30 Sea Lions Captured and Branded at Port Of Astoria By Oregon Dept of Fish & Wildlife
  351. Feb 27, 2013 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Hands Down Ruling in Favor of Japanese Whale Poachers
  352. Feb 26, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Seeks Volunteers for Upcoming Dam Guardian Campaign
  353. Feb 25, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Supporter Sam Simon to Play Among Champions on the “NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship”
  354. Feb 15, 2013 - Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Inspires Attendees at Sea Shepherd’s National Press Club Briefing on Monday
  355. Feb 14, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Receives € 900,000 from Dutch National Postcode Lottery
  356. Feb 13, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Takes Battle Against ICR to U.S. Supreme Court
  357. Feb 12, 2013 - OCEANS: Sea Shepherd takes fight against Japanese whalers to Supreme Court
  358. Feb 05, 2013 - No Place Sacred - Woodside Prepares to Destroy Ancient Burial Sites and Humpback Nursery
  359. Feb 01, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Investigation Results in Indictments for Serving Whale Sushi in California
  360. Jan 31, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Belgium Performs a Flash Mob to Bring Awareness to the Slaughter of Cetaceans
  361. Jan 29, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Needs Your Help To Save Whales & Help Captain Watson
  362. Jan 22, 2013 - Red Hot Chili Peppers Show Big Love for Sea Shepherd at Big Day Out Music Festival
  363. Jan 20, 2013 - Captain Paul Watson Granted Original Nation Passport
  364. Jan 18, 2013 - Sea Shepherd Welcomes Legendary Free Divers to Our Board of Advisors
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