Today 20 Pacific white-sided dolphins were stolen from the ocean and selected for a life in captivity. At around 8.30am this morning, the pod were driven into the shallow waters just beyond the harbour and netted inside, where the captive selection process began. For a gruelling five hours, these dolphins were subjected to the brutal examination process to determine their profitability for a...
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Operation Milagro III Update: Death by Gillnets; Whale is Latest Victim

On 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...
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Operation Milagro III Update: Day of the Dead Dolphins
Rob Stewart's memorial on Saturday February 18th will be live-streamed on Be sure to check the website for specific details, including times of broadcast. In the meantime, please watch this touching video tribute for Rob created by Pablo Garcia.

Rob Stewart tribute by Pablo Garcia
Rob Stewart, a native of Toronto dedicated his life to changing people's hearts and minds about sharks. Rob showed us sharks through his eyes, up close and personal. He taught us that sharks are not monsters to be feared, but beautiful creatures that play such a crucial role in our marine ecosystems...

John Tory: In honour of Rob Stewart, ban the sale of shark fins in the City of Toronto
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What is World Love for Dolphins Day? Let the The M/V John Paul DeJoria tell you, and SHOW you!
Strongest Hearts, a web series featuring vegan athletes, came aboard Sea Shepherd's The M/V Farley Mowat earlier this year to interview head cook Sheila Hanney on how she creates vegan meals for a hungry crew. In the process, the show also learns about Operation Milagro, and the fight to save the near-extinct vaquita porpoise.
From all of our crew here on the ground in Taiji, we would like to wish you all a happy World Love For Dolphins Day!

Today was a heart wrenching day here in the cove. A pod of 10 Risso's dolphins were slaughtered in the waters behind us. These dolphins fought for their survival, but the powerful machinery used against them, the men aboard the banger boats and skiffs, was an unfair advantage...
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Today is #WorldLoveforDolphinsDay! Help us call for an end to the captive dolphin trade. Please change your profile pic and take a selfie with our posters via the link below to show your support.

Since 2010, Sea Shepherd's volunteer team of Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians Page (official) have documented the dolphin drive in Taiji, Japan, witnessing the relentless slaughter of dolphins in Taiji's...
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Sea Shepherd crew members are the backbone of our organization, yet most remain anonymous to the outside world. These are the men and women on the front lines, working tirelessly to save near extinct species, report illegal activity and defend our Oceans. Meet the bridge team of the The MV Sam Simon, currently in the Sea of Cortez for Operation Milagro III. This group of international...
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The tragically short life of filmmaker and marine conservationist Rob Stewart inspired much progress, especially on behalf of sharks.

Standing Up for Sharks: The Legacy of Rob Stewart - Planet Experts
Did you miss our free ship tours of our newest and ninth vessel, the The M/V John Paul DeJoria over the weekend? Take a quick tour by watching this video and visit the link at the end ( to see how you can help.