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Sea Shepherd Ship Attacked by Rocks, Molotov Cocktails in Vaquita Refuge

Sea Shepherd Ship Attacked by Rocks, Molotov Cocktails in Vaquita Refuge

The
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society says that its vessel, the M/V Farley Mowat, was ambushed on Jan. 31 by a group of poachers posing as fishermen while the ship was conducting maritime conservation patrols in a vaquita refuge in Mexico’s Gulf of California. It’s the second such attack in less than a month.

The conservation organization says its ship was surrounded by more than 50 assailants on 20 high speed boats, according to a press release shared with EcoWatch. Sea Shepherd said the side of the Farley Mowat caught fire and its windows shattered because the attackers were hurling molotov cocktails and projectiles such as lead weights and […]

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    More Than 140 Whales Dead After Mass Stranding in Western Australia

    More Than 140 Whales Dead After Mass Stranding in Western Australia

    More than 150 short-finned pilot whales stranded en masse at Hamelin Bay on the west coast of Australia early Friday morning. Most of the whales did not survive after beaching themselves, according to Jeremy Chick, incident controller at Western Australia’s Parks & Wildlife Service. Roughly 100 authorities and trained volunteers raced to save the 15 […]

    Shark Charities See Surge in Donations ‘Because Trump’

    Shark Charities See Surge in Donations ‘Because Trump’

    President Trump might have an affinity for elephants, but not so much for another threatened and iconic species: sharks. As adult film actress/Trump’s alleged ex-mistress Stormy Daniels claimed in a recent interview with In Touch Weekly, the Donald is “terrified” of the big predators, never donates to shark charities and hopes that “all the sharks […]

    Inspiring Campaign Aims to Rebuild Puerto Rico Sustainably

    Inspiring Campaign Aims to Rebuild Puerto Rico Sustainably

    As millions of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico continue to recover more than two months after Hurricane Maria hit, a new campaign aims completely rebuild the island in a sustainable manner. Operation Taino Spirit Promise is a joint effort between Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, actress and activist Michelle Rodriguez and the non-profit group Taino Warriors. […]

    Thousands of Farmed Atlantic Salmon Escape Into Pacific Ocean

    Thousands of Farmed Atlantic Salmon Escape Into Pacific Ocean

    Thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped from a damaged net pen at a Cooke Aquaculture fish farm off Cypress Island in Washington’s Puget Sound on Saturday, sparking fears from some that the farm-raised fish could threaten wild Pacific salmon. Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) said that 305,000 salmon were in the net pen at […]

    Hong Kong’s Palm Oil Spill Is Wreaking Havoc on Marine Life

    Hong Kong’s Palm Oil Spill Is Wreaking Havoc on Marine Life

    On the night of Aug. 3 two ships collided south of Hong Kong in the approach waters to the Pearl River Delta. According to information obtained from the Tradewinds News, the Japanese GMS chemical tanker Global Apollon and the Pacific International Lines containership Kota Ganteng had a collision but details remain very slim. Details of […]

    11 Beaches Closed in Hong Kong After 9,000-Ton Palm Oil Spill

    11 Beaches Closed in Hong Kong After 9,000-Ton Palm Oil Spill

    Palm oil is not only disastrous for forests and its inhabitants but—as it turns out—it can also blight our waters and harm marine life. More than 9,000 tons of palm oil leaked from a cargo ship after a collision in mainland Chinese waters last week, prompting the closure of at least 11 beaches in Hong […]

    Hard Evidence Shows Farmed Salmon Is Destroying Wild Salmon

    Hard Evidence Shows Farmed Salmon Is Destroying Wild Salmon

    Dr. Alexandra Morton Consumers have been led to believe that when they buy farmed salmon, they are helping protect wild salmon and the whales and bears that feed on them, but nothing could be further from the truth. The wild and remote coast of British Columbia Canada is the perfect habitat for making wild salmon. […]

    Poachers Attack Endangered Sea Turtle and Their Protectors

    Poachers Attack Endangered Sea Turtle and Their Protectors

    Less than two weeks after publishing the graphic images of poached sea turtles on the French island of Mayotte, Sea Shepherd‘s conservation team interrupted another slaughter on the night of July 7, and this time—as captured on video footage shown above—it turned violent. When the volunteers arrived at the beach known as Moya 1, one […]