Creature Feature: Enter the (Leafy Sea) Dragon

If you asked the artist Salvador Dali to dream up an ocean creature, he might have designed something very much like the leafy seadragon, one of the ocean’s most uniquely beautiful creatures. Covered in gossamer ruffled appendages, the characteristic tassels and frills that adorn the leafy seadragon’s head and body serve as spectacular camouflage, baffling […]

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The Perfect Protein: By the Numbers

A few clear steps could provide hundreds of millions of hungry people around the world with a nutritious, protein-rich meal of wild seafood, like this mackerel. In a recent interview with Coast magazine, Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless discussed his new book, The Perfect Protein. While the phrases “saving our oceans,” and “feeding the world,” may […]

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Meet the Fangtooth!

Like something out of your nightmares, the fangtooth (Anoplogaster cornuta, Anoplogaster brachycera) lurks in the darkest depths of the ocean. Wielding huge, saberlike teeth, the fangtooth has the largest teeth in the ocean relative to body size. The phrase “relative to body size” is important to remember here, however: the larger of the two species […]

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10 Facts You May Not Have Known About Sharks

Because you can’t keep pulling out the same stale old facts at your Shark Week parties, we’re going to hook you up with some fresh new shark facts to astound and amaze your friends and family! When we told a few of these shark facts to the basking shark in the photo below, his jaw […]

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Dolphin Escapes Pen to Reunite with Her Pod After Years in Captivity

We always knew that dolphins were incredible, but this story made our jaws drop – a dolphin, captured and held in captivity for several years, escaped from her pen and reunited with her pod. The dolphin, named Sampal, was accidentally caught by fishermen off Jeju Island, near South Korea, as reported by the environmental blog […]

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Court Upholds Protections for Steller Sea Lions

We’re pleased to share with you that yesterday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld necessary protections for the endangered Western Population of Steller sea lions, recognizing that this threatened population still needs protection from industrial fishing. The protections, originally established in 2010 by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), were designed to reduce competition […]

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Saving the Oceans and Feeding the World

“Why do I think we can actually deliver an abundant ocean in 2050 and feed a billion people on the planet? Well, I KNOW that we can, because we’ve already been able to do it in the countries where Oceana works.” Our CEO, Andy Sharpless, explains how we can achieve the unbelievable — protect our […]

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VICTORY: European Union Bans All Shark Finning!

We at Oceana are thrilled to share this news with you – the European Union (EU) has just officially adopted a strict ban on shark finning! Saturday ended nearly a decade of battle to close several enforcement loopholes that had permitted some forms of shark finning. Finning has technically been prohibited in the EU since […]

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