Our oceans are home to array of amazing marine wildlife – from sperm whales to spinner dolphins, from black-footed albatross to dugongs.

Turtle Island Restoration Network fights to protect marine mammals and sea birds from industrial fishing, habitat loss and other threats.

Join us in our campaigns to protect marine wildlife.


Action & Events

Save Whales & Dolphins from the Secret Massacre off our California Coast

May 20, 2016

Did you know that the California driftnet fishery for swordfish continues to capture, harm and sometimes kill sperm whales, sea turtles, sharks, whales, dolphins and sea lions? This California fishery...

Expand Ocean Protections in Hawaii

May 24, 2016

Join us in calling for the expansion of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument and better protect sea turtles, sharks, whales, and dolphins in Hawaii.

Save Dugongs & Coral Reef in Japan

August 8, 2014

The U.S. government is planning to build a new American airstrip atop a healthy coral reef in Okinawa, Japan, that will likely destroy the


Dolphins & Whales Illuminate the California State Capitol

May 25, 2016

Late last night Turtle Island and the SF Projection Department lit up the State Capitol of California with images of dolphins, whales, sea turtles, a...

Protesters Descend on Sen. Lara’s Headquarters in Support of Bill to Protect Dolphins & Whales from Driftnets

May 24, 2016

For Immediate Release Images available for media use here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/c9c28s60uqic0ju/AADbu2LliOyX8llAUJN1sen7a?dl=0 CONTACT: Joanna N...

Just Released Graphic Photos Expose Carnage of Deadly California Driftnet Fishery

May 20, 2016

Turtle Island Restoration released graphic photos exposing the deadly bycatch of mutilated dolphins, whales, sharks and sea turtles just days before a...

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