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Oceanic Preservation Society  Team of artists/activists expose environmental issues & promote advocacy via film/media. Watch docs #TheCove @racingextinction #StopIcelandWhaling 🚫🐋👇

"Knowing what I know now, I could never write that book today. Sharks don't target human beings, and they certainly don't hold grudges." - Peter Benchley, author of "Jaws
Photo: @shawnheinrichs @bluespherefoundation #SharkWeek #RacingExtinction #WorthMoreAlive

Dive buddies are the best buddies! Happy #PADIWomensDiveDay to all you lady divers out there! 🧜‍♀️🌊 @paditv

We’re celebrating #FanArtFriday with this powerful piece from the super talented @ar.umi. 💙 Don’t forget to tag us in your #ARTivism for a chance to be featured! 🎨 ・・・
• s o s • this painting is about my favourite "thing", the ocean, and two particular issues concerning it. i wanted to portray some sort of marine goddess who could carry all these situations, shedding some light on these paths.
firstly, i decided to represent a very worrisome environmental issue, plastic pollution. plastic is everywhere and, in the sea, it kills animals who accidentally eat it or get trapped on it, damages entire food chains (reaching humans, by the way), pollutes the waters chemically, amongst many other sad consequences.
then, last but not least, i wanted to draw a little tribute to the refugee situation that is still going on. it saddens me to think that the people in charge of our countries have all these lives in their hands and sometimes are unable to see them as real people who had the misfortune of being forced to leave their homes and get on a tiny boat, hoping for the best. how terrifying must that be? borders don't truly exist and we're all humans. the equation should be so simple.
i'm sending you all love and strenght. i hope you're ok and enjoy this piece. i am in a bit of an artistic break at the moment but i'll get back super strong really soon ☀🌿🌊
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👏👏👏 $eaWorld is no stranger to much-deserved criticism for their shocking exploitation and abuse of some of the world’s most intelligent life forms. SeaWorld has seen a significant drop in ticket sales as awareness has spread, and they have made several attempts to fix their tarnished reputation, including a recent announcement stating they will ban plastic straws and bags at their parks, and comedian Michelle Wolf had something hilarious to say about it on her new Netflix series, @thebreaknetflix. #emptythetanks

‼️🐋 WARNING: This video is hard to watch. 💔😔
For the last few weeks, Icelandic whalers have been hunting endangered fin whales using grenade-tipped harpoons. This government-approved hunt makes no economic sense, as the global market for fin whale meat has almost disappeared. Meanwhile, whale-watching in Iceland is booming. One in five tourists pay to watch whales, contributing $20 million USD annually to the country's economy. We expect that this blatant defiance of the International Whaling Commission's 1986 ban on commercial whaling will take its toll on Icelandic tourism.

As the largest marine mammals, whales play a critical role in keeping our oceans healthy. They prevent species over-population, regulate food systems and combat climate change. They're also intelligent, sentient and social animals. Our two species share more than just DNA; we share needs, emotions and vulnerabilities.
Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir announced that her government will launch a full review of the whaling industry this fall.
We need all of our whales, alive and breathing, to support healthy and abundant oceans. Join us and our global partners – @bluespherefoundation @sea_legacy Oceanic and legaSeas – in calling on Iceland choose tourism over whaling.

We must continue to keep the pressure on the Icelandic Government; your voices are being heard. 💪🐳 TAKE ACTION TODAY to #StopIcelandWhaling for good - LINK IN OUR BIO!

#TBT: @richardobarry attends Japan Dolphins Day 2017 in London to protest the annual dolphin slaughters in Taiji, Japan. Follow @dolphin_project’s social media for information on this year’s #JDD18 event! 🐬🇯🇵
Take Action by clicking the link in our story. #DolphinProject

😡 Dolphins were meant to be wild and free. 🐬
Please #dontbuyaticket to facilities that keep dolphins captive. #Repost @keiko_conservation
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This video was taken at Dolphinarium Nemo Odessa in the Ukraine (@dolphinarium_koblevo), a dolphinarium that offers “dolphin-assisted-therapy” and “fitness for pregnant women” with the dolphins.
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#keikoconservation #savedolphins #dolphinproject #captivitykills #thanksbutnotanks #thecove #blackfish #opsociety @oceanicpreservationsociety @dolphin_project_rus @inherentlywild @dolphin_project

BREAKING NEWS: The Prosecutor General’s Office demands the initiation of a criminal case into the catch and illegal sale of seven killer whales from Russian Far East.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia sent materials to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to initiate a criminal case into the catch and illegal sale of seven killer whales in the Far East. It was established during Prosecutor General’s Office investigation that the management of four commercial organizations provided false information about the intention to use killer whales in cultural and educational activities in 2012-2015.

On this basis, they were granted permits to catch more than 10 orca individuals. The capture in the territory of the Russian Federation is allowed only for educational and scientific-educational purposes. Despite that 7 orcas had been captured , kept in Primorsk and Khabarovsk districts bases, and then sold abroad. According to the customs documents, the cost of only one killer whale was 77 million rubles (1,220,450$), and the total amount of damage caused to Russian Federation exceeds 270 million rubles (4,279,500$). In this regard, the first deputy prosecutor general of the Russian Federation, Alexander Buksman, ruled to send the materials of the prosecutor's inspection to the Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia to start criminal prosecution. According to the Prosecutor General's Office, there are signs of fraud in a particularly large amount in the actions of company executives of organization that captured orcas. ⠀
Source: http://www.genproc.gov.ru/smi/news/news-1415432/

This is great news - we truly hope this will lead to a better future of orcas and belugas in Russia! In the last 5 years 19 orcas and more than 200 belugas were captures in Russia and sold to China. New captures are planned to resume this year.

Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir announced that her government will launch a full review of the whaling industry this fall. This news comes at the heels of news that Hvalur hf, the sole fin whaling company in Iceland, illegally slaughtered an endangered blue whale - the first in half a century. In addition to this atrocious event, twenty-two endangered fin whales have been killed this season in this archaic industry.
We must continue to keep the pressure on the Icelandic Government in the wake of this latest news; your voices are being heard.
Click the link in our bio to keep telling the Icelandic government to #StopIcelandWhaling.
@Sea_Legacy @oceanicpreservationsociety @bluespherefoundation

It’s #WorldEmojiDay - do you have a favorite environmental or ocean themed emoji? 🦈🐳 Post it below! 🌎🐙🌊🐟🦀

UPDATE: Icelandic Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir announced that her government will launch a full review of the whaling industry this fall. This news comes at the heels of news that Hvalur hf, the sole fin whaling company in Iceland, illegally slaughtered an endangered blue whale - the first in half a century. In addition to this atrocious event, twenty-two endangered fin whales have been killed this season in this archaic industry.
We must continue to keep the pressure on the Icelandic Government in the wake of this latest news; your voices are being heard.
Click the link in our bio to keep telling the Icelandic government to #StopIcelandWhaling 🚫🐋
Photograph by @cristinamittermeier @sea_legacy
This photographic work was performed under the authorization n.0 XX-ORAC-2018 issued by the Government, on February 22, 2018.

Never stop fighting for what you believe in! Thank you to these dedicated activists for speaking the truth. #emptythetanks
#Repost @warriorforanimals
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Animal Activists assaulted at captive dolphin facility when they disrupted the dolphin show in Paris. The footage here shows a worker covering the mouth of an activist who screams "Empty The Tanks!". They don't want the audience to know that dolphins suffer in swimming pools. You have seen it yourself, they don't want the truth to come out because it's bad for business! 🐬#EmptyTheTanks #CaptivitySucks

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