M/V Sam Simon arriving from Italy to join the campaign for the first time
Continuing its commitment to stop the imminent extinction of the endangered vaquita porpoise, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California for Operation Milagro III.
Operation Milagro III, a vaquita defense campaign, will have Sea Shepherd’s M/V Farley Mowat back on active duty for the third consecutive year in the Gulf of California - the only waters on Earth which are home to this shy and elusive mammal.
Joining the Mowat for the first time on a Milagro campaign will be the M/V Sam Simon. The vessel is arriving from Europe where it recently tackled illegal fishing in the Plemmirio Marine Reserve in Sicily, Italy. The Simon will be joining Operation Milagro III in December.
The star of the ‘Whale Wars’ television series will make his first public appearance at Vermont Comic Con on Saturday, August 27.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has announced that Captain Paul Watson has recently entered the U.S. safely, despite two Red Notices issued against him by Japan and Costa Rica.
Captain Watson had been living in exile in France under the protection of the French government for the past two years. He is wanted by Costa Rica where he is accused of intervening to stop a Costa Rican shipping vessel, the Varadero I, that was illegally finning sharks in Guatemalan waters in 2002.
Last week, officers of the Environmental Protection Unit of the Ecuadorian Police (UPMA) attended a course on environmental law, with a focus on Galapagos issues.
The course has held at UPMA headquarters, in Quito.
UPMA is the agency in charge of the Galapagos K9 Unit that currently hosts eight Police Officers trained as guides of the four wildlife-sniffing dogs. The dogs were provided in 2015 by SSCS, to cooperate with the Police in the fight against wildlife crime.
The three-day course covered all aspects of environmental law enforcement. Special attention was put to flagrant situations, that is, when somebody gets cut while committing an environmental crime. In these situations, Police officers act immediately, securing the place and evidence, as well as detaining the suspects within a very narrow time-frame. All this can be complicated when addressing environmental infractions occurring out in the sea, or in remote areas.
Operation Angel De La Guarda kicks off in Gulf of California
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society launches Operation Angel de la Guarda, a campaign to protect the imperiled totoaba bass in Mexico’s Gulf of California.
The campaign, which begins today, is a collaboration between Sea Shepherd and the Mexican government.
Sea Shepherd’s anti-poaching vessel the M/V Farley Mowat is partnering with the Mexican Navy and environmental protection agency PROFEPA to patrol against totoaba poaching. The conservation organization will also work to remove illegal gillnets used in trapping the fish.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of California for Operation Milagro III to save the near extinct vaquita marina porpoise and the endangered totoaba bass. The M/V Farley Mowat is back on active duty with the M/V Sam Simon joining the Milagro campaign for the first ti...
The Farley Mowat Sea Shepherd crew is called out to investigate a dead Brydes whale in the Gulf of California on November 5th, 2016 while patrolling the vaquita refuge. To help the Sea Shepherd crew to continue its work in the Sea of Cortez, including protecting the near-extinct vaquita marina porpo...
Operation Guardian Angel - In and around Bahia de Los Angeles, in the Gulf of California, countless marine species are entrapped in nets with little or no hope of rescue. Rosalia Tellez works for CONANP, a department of the Mexican government that acts as park rangers to enforce laws and assist in ...
This video follows Sea Shepherd volunteers over the course of two days. The first day Sea Shepherd locates and removes a long line from the sea; fortunately no animals were caught in the net. However, the next day volunteers find a sea lion that has been caught and died in a fisherman's net.
Sea Shepherd campaign Operation Virus Hunter saw the vessel RV Martin Sheen under the leadership of Alexandra Morton, head up the coast of British Columbia Canada to expose open pen Atlantic salmon farms and the impact they are having on wild Pacific salmon and the the surrounding eco-systems.
August 12th 2016: Early Thursday morning the R/V Martin Sheen assisted Melissa Willie, a band councilor of the Musgamagw Dza’wada’enuxw nation, in hand delivering a letter to three farms expressing the nations disapproval of the industry. Sea Shepherd crew alongside independent biologist Alexand...
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's Operation Milagro II has come to an end. Milagro is its campaign to fight the looming extinction of the vaquita porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal in the world. With an estimate of less than 100 surviving vaquita, Sea Shepherd ships the R/V Martin Sheen...
Sea Shepherd's Ethical Research Whale Project is dedicated to collect samples from whales in the Gulf of California to measure levels of toxins in whales in order to determine the levels of toxins in the Gulf of California itself.
Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org
Never before seen footage.
Sea Shepherd catches critically endangered totoaba poacher in the act.
The Sea Shepherd crew filmed these totoaba poachers as they were
checking one of their illegal nets in the protected vaquita habitat.
The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the wor...
Watch the routine of our crew doing valuable work in the Sea of Cortez.
We have been very effective at removing illegal fishing gear from the vaquita porpoise's habitat. So much so, that now, most of the time we remove nets and lines that are mostly empty, our favorite thing to do....
The Sea Shepherd crew has found 3 dead vaquitas in 3 weeks in the month of march of 2016.
The vaquita porpoise is the most endangered marine mammal in the world.
Learn more at: www.seashepherd.org/milagro2
While patrolling the waters of the upper Gulf of California the Sea Shepherd crew found a dead vaquita porpoise. The vaquita is the most endangered marine mammal in the whole world. The crew also found a Great White Shark caught in an illegal gillnet.
This week, the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The M/V Farley Mowat and The RV Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass long line from the critically endangered vaquita porpoise habitat. The totoaba fish is also critically endangered.
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Sea Shepherd crew rescued a whale entangled in an illegal totoaba gillnet in the Gulf of California.
Sea Shepherd currently has two vessels in Mexico's Gulf of California on OPERATION MILAGRO.
Our goal is to save the vaquita porpoises, the most endangered marine mammal.
The vaquita are caught as a r...
You might know Gregg Lowe from X-Men: Days of Future Past, but now watch him explain Sea Shepherd's Operation Milagro and understand why we must save the #VaquitaMarina - The most endangered cetacean in the world.
Help us save the vaquita at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/donate-now/vaquita-appeal...
This week the crew of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's ships The Farley Mowat and The Martin Sheen find and retrieve an illegal totoaba bass net from the critically endangered vaquita marina's habitat
Watch all episodes at: http://www.seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia/videos.html
Actor Gregg Lowe crews with Sea Shepherd to help us protect the vaquita. The M/V Farley Mowat lights up the vaquita refuge and deters poacher from laying deadly nets in the vaquita marina's habitat.
Watch all episodes at: http://seashepherd.org/milagro2/multimedia
The first video of our new series "Sea Shepherd Wildlife".
This episode is about one of the lesser know large dolphins - The False Killer Whales.
Learn more about these beautiful creatures with the Sea Shepherd crew.
Share it with your friends. Video by Carolina A. Castro
Narration by Nicole D'Entr...