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2015 Blue Vision Summit

                           Blue Vision Summits bring ocean conservation leaders together every two years to network, build the blue movement and meet with the Administration and Congress to restore the blue in our red, white and blue.  This spring some 500 people from local, regional and national groups, scientists, explorers and others will attend the Summit […]

February 6, 2015
Can a killer whale be a slave?

By Carl Safina. Wed February 4, 2015 (CNN)"Lolita's story reminded me of my own," says African-American actress and singer Robbyne Kaamil. "My own relatives, my family ancestors, were captured and forced into slavery." Captured in waters off Washington State in 1970, Lolita is an orca — a killer whale. Kaamil, who perceives clear parallels […]

June 11, 2014
Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe to work towards commercial whaling hunt despite ICJ ruling Tue 10 Jun 2014, 8:37am AEST Photo: Sea Shepherd says Japan is blatantly trying to defy the international court ruling. (AAP: Tim Watters/Sea Shepherd Australia)   Japan's prime minister says he will work towards restarting commercial whaling, despite a top UN court's order that Tokyo must stop killing whales in the Antarctic. Shinzo Abe's […]

100+ Scientists Urge Obama to Wait on New Science before Permitting the Use of Seismic Airguns in the Atlantic Ocean

21 Feb 2014 Written by Press Release New Science is Essential to Protecting Marine Life from Seismic Testing for Oil and Gas WASHINGTON–(ENEWSPF)–February 21 – Today, more than 100 marine scientists and conservation biologists sent a letter to President Obama and his administration urging them to “use the best available science before permitting seismic surveys […]

February 18, 2014
Hawaii Is First State to Ban Plastic Bags

By Tanya Lewis|   February 11, 2014. Plastic bags are the modern environmental scourge — piling up in landfills, polluting the oceans and choking wildlife. Now, Hawaii has taken a stand by becoming the first U.S. state to ban plastic bags at checkout counters. Hawaii has always valued the land, or "Aina," so the step […]

February 6, 2014
Whales beaching at unusual rate in Florida

By Ken Kaye, SunSentinel February 4, 2014 More than 90 whales have become stranded on Florida beaches in the past two months, almost three times the average, baffling marine biologists and making them wonder if a deadly common denominator is at play. The series of cold fronts that marched across Florida in the past month […]

January 23, 2014
A coastline of ‘critical’ habitat? Petition seeks to expand protection for endangered orcas

by SCOTT RASMUSSEN,  Journal of the San Juans  Jan 22, 2014 The amount of critical habitat afforded to the Southern Resident killer whales will grow by leaps and bounds, if the Center for Biological Diversity has its way. The Center last week filed a formal petition with the National Marine Members of the endangered Southern resident […]

November 13, 2013
Dolphin-Killing Virus Spreads South, May Be Infecting Whales Too

By Nadia Drake . htp:// A viral outbreak that’s killing bottlenose dolphins is moving down the U.S. East Coast as the animals migrate south for the winter. Between July 1 and November 3, at least 753 animals have died. The outbreak began along the coast between New York and Virginia this summer. Now, carcasses are […]

October 4, 2013
Whales, Dolphins Need a Break From Deadly Navy Blasts

By Miyoko Sakashita. The Huffington Post, September 27, 2013 Whales, dolphins, seals and sea lions got a good break this week when a judge told a federal wildlife agency it's not doing enough to protect them from Navy war exercises along the West Coast. That means the National Marine Fisheries Service will have to go […]

Protect dolphins from deafening airgun blasts

Call your Representative today to stand up for our Atlantic wildlife Seismic airgun testing is used to find deep pockets of oil in the sea floor. The decibels produced by airgun blasts are loud enough to kill a human at close range. For marine life, like the endangered North Atlantic right whale, the stakes are […]