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Activists with the Sea Shepard Conservation Society have launched a campaign to put an end to Hawaii's tropical fish trade, which involves the annual buying and selling of these fish for aquariums. Scientists say the [...]


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Where are you from? Southern California, I lived most of my life in Costa Mesa. When was the first time you experienced the ocean? I grew going to the beach. I remember as toddler my [...]


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In the sea of people, it is rare to find someone quite like Christopher King. We first met Chris while exhibiting at the Abbot Kinney Festival in Venice Beach. He will admit that the Album [...]

Divers Clean Reefs to Save Marine Life

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Artificial reefs, created by intentionally sinking ships, provide a home for marine life of all types. The sites attract fishermen and divers, who unintentionally leave trash behind, some of which is deadly to marine mammals. [...]

The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

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Tony Haymet, former director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has heard hundreds of ocean cleanup plans. Late at night, over many beers, he's come up with a few dozen of his own. None of [...]

Is Japan’s Dolphin Slaughter Really for Food?

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It's Friday in Taiji and another pod of dolphins has been driven into the killing cove. It was just last weekend that the world watched in shock as over 200 dolphins awaited their fate there. [...]

Dolphins Protect Long-Distance Swimmer From Shark

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Watch more news videos | Latest world news  A long-distance swimmer seeking to become the first British man to complete the Ocean’s Seven, a group of seven long-distance swims around the world, was protected on [...]

California Coastal Cleanup Day

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Sign up to get involved with TRÄTO in cleaning up our beaches. Sign up below and we will contact you with details. Help us protect our beloved marine life.

Oceana celebrates the creation of three protected fishing areas in the Balearic Islands

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Today’s Official State Gazette (BOE) announces the protection from trawling of the coralligenous and rhodolith seabeds of the summits of Ausias March and Emile Baudot, two seamounts in the channel of Mallorca, and the Fort [...]

Tell President Obama the seismic fight isn’t over

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The Obama Administration made a huge mistake yesterday, authorizing the use of deadly seismic blasting of the U.S. East Coast. These blast threaten to injure or kill up to 138,200 marine mammals—including endangered right whales—and [...]

This Kayaker Encountered a Whale That Waved Back

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So, you’re out kayaking, minding your own business, having a great time. And then suddenly, out of the water come not one, but two whales! That’s exactly what happened to these kayakers in this video. But [...]

8 Times Humans Interacted With Sharks and Something Beautiful Happened

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Ever since the first shark attack in 1916 off the Jersey Shore, humans have become enthralled with the dangerous shark species. This fascination is driven by equal parts wonder and fear, that has molded how we think [...]

Report Calls for Five-Year Plan to Save World’s Over-Fished Oceans

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The world's oceans need saving from overfishing and pollution, a new report says, as this "failed state" is rapidly declining, and an independent panel behind the report announced Tuesday that urgent action is needed within [...]

Thank You Groupon for Banning All Shark Products!

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With up to 273 million sharks killed every year, "biologically, sharks simply can't keep up with the current rate of exploitation and demand. Protective measures must be scaled up significantly in order to avoid further [...]

Hunters slaughter dolphins in Japan

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Academic papers tend to be dull, but I just read one that disturbed me. "A Veterinary and Behavioral Analysis of Dolphin Killing Methods Currently Used in the 'Drive Hunt' in Taiji, Japan," was published last [...]

Sea Life Feelingly

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“Throughout my life, I have had the privilege to live next to a family that taught me about love. When I visit their home, they make me feel welcome, they treat me with respect. I [...]

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