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A week of opportunities ahead for migratory ocean species

'Their Future is Our Future ‘ - that is the poignant theme of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) meeting taking place in Manila, The Philippines next week. As Fabienne, Margi, Niki and I scurry around in our last final preparations for this meeting, sending...

Empowering Youth Can Save Our Oceans

Empowering Youth Can Save Our Oceans

Some interesting facts: Did you know that in America, we are using an estimated 500,000,000 plastic straws every single day?  That is the equivalent to 1.6 straws for every man, woman and child living in this country every single day.  If you were to take an entire...

Aquatic bush-meat: A forced tradition

Aquatic bush-meat: A forced tradition

You, not unlike myself, will probably conjure up images of a group of people sitting around a bonfire and grilling up some wild coyote (or some equally gamey piece of meat) when you hear the phrase “bush-meat”. And in, fact, you’re not entirely wrong- but that’s not...

Sharks need our help just as much as the panda

Sharks need our help just as much as the panda

If you came across a dog on the street, its limbs cut off, slowly bleeding to death- would you walk away? Would you turn a blind eye and tell yourself that creature deserved it? Most people would be outraged. There would be protests, calls to the police. People would...

A game changing week for our blue planet

A game changing week for our blue planet

“There has never been a greater collective movement towards the ocean”. These were just some of the inspiring sentiments that were expressed during this week’s The Ocean Conference in New York. And what a week it has been! Five days have passed by in a flash for...

Advice to students and applicants

From time to time we receive emails from students and other candidates who apply for internships, or as field assistants. At OceanCare we have very few positions available and unfortunately we are forced to say no most of the time. However, should any position become...

Norwegian whaling: How tourists make a difference

Norwegian whaling: How tourists make a difference

333. That’s the number of minke whales the Japanese whaling fleet has killed in the Antarctic this season. This shockingly high number should not make us forget that Norway has killed about twice as many minke whales every season in recent years. Guest blog by Marna...

Continued detention of Ric O’Barry in Japan

Continued detention of Ric O’Barry in Japan

Ever since his arrival at Tokio airport on 18 January 2016, Ric O’Barry, dolphin protection activist, former Flipper trainer, and protagonist of Oscar winning documentary THE COVE is being detained by Japanese authorities. His case is sparking protests and is calling...

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