Action & Events

Save Sperm Whales & Sea Turtles from the Secret Drift Net Massacre Off Our California Coast

January 14, 2014

Tell the Pacific Fisheries Management Council that you care about endangered sperm whales and sea turtles. Ask them to close this deadly drift net fishery once and for all.

Pledge Not to Eat Slave Labor Shrimp

December 18, 2015

Take action to protect human rights by signing our pledge to not eat slave labor shrimp.

Costa Rica: Protect Endangered Sea Turtles and Sharks

December 11, 2015

Costa Rica used to be known as the shining beacon in protecting our oceans.But now the new Costa Rican President is threatening to roll back protections for endangered sea turtles and sharks.


Spotlight on an Ocean Champion: Diego Jimenez

February 8, 2016

Read the compelling story of how one of our volunteers is putting his skills and passion to work to protect the oceans.

Hawksbills Found Nesting in Mangroves

February 2, 2016

New research is revealing some amazing news about hawksbill sea turtles and mangrove. Read about the discovery.

Top Five Reasons to Phase Out the California Driftnet Fishery

January 27, 2016

Wondering why the movement to kick the California driftnet fishery out of California’s waters is growing? Here are the top five reasons.

Sea Turtle Resources

  • Driftnet Overview


    Read our new report on California’s driftnet fishery, a small fleet of roughly 20 active vessels that set nets the siz...

  • Sea Turtle Ecology Course $19.95


    Become an expert on all things sea turtle by enrolling in the Sea Turtle Ecology course! Proceeds benefit Turtle Island ...

  • Make Your Own Sea Turtle Costume!


    Materials: 1 or 2 large cardboard box/cartons. I get these from appliance stores or bicycle shops 8 1-2″ wide stri...