Today the Blue Team caught the first sea turtle of the journey – a Hawksbill named Georgina! They approached the main boat the Argo shouting “sea turtle!” I was about to meet my very first sea turtle!
My six months interning for Turtle Island has reached an end, and as I wrap up my last week here I am in awe of the amount of work I have accomplished in such a short time frame, and of the experiences I have gained.
On March 6, a letter was sent to the heads of the G20 nations. G20 nations recently proposed to invest an astonishing $60-70 trillion over the next 15 years in…
The Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery targeting swordfish is treading in dangerous water by catching sea turtles (including endangered Leatherback sea turtles) according to a newly released report by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
With numbers at the lowest levels ever recorded, environmental groups petitioned the National Marine Fisheries Service today to end targeted fishing for Gulf of Maine cod. These once-plentiful fish have declined 90 percent since 1982, when monitoring began, and 77 percent in the past five years alone. Currently Gulf of Maine cod are at 3 percent to 4 percent of what a well-managed stock should be.
Follow our Feb. Cocos Island Expedition in this series of blog posts. The expedition set out to track sea turtles and sharks in order to create a protected science-based swimway that will safeguard endangered marine wildlife during their migrations in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) has announced 2015 funding totaling $665,237 for three projects all located in West Marin’s critical Lagunitas Creek Watershed. Turtle Island Restoration Network’s Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN) program was awarded two of the three grants, with the third grant going to the Marin Municipal Water District.
This is my first night dive ever and I am in awe of the way the ocean comes alive in the dark. Dive Master Giovanni guides us underwater with with the help of Laurent, who uses his bright camera lights to illuminate the ocean floor, while Dive Master Jim slowly follows behind the group.