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Sea Shepherd  Sea Shepherd is a marine conservation organization that DEFENDS, CONSERVES & PROTECTS oceans and marine wildlife.

In under a decade, Sea Shepherd has grown from a group with a single vessel here and there, to an international law enforcement group to be reckoned with. But growth in that size and speed often leaves people with questions and curiosities. So that is what we are addressing today! ASK US ANYTHING in the comments below! 📷 Simon Ager / Sea Shepherd
#AMA #Curiosity #MarineConservation #Questions

Almost all species of Sea Turtle are endangered, something that we as an organization obviously take very seriously. That is why you likely have seen our campaigns to protect these fragile creatures expand recently. From Operation Jairo Mediterranean, to Operation Jairo Carribbean, and now Operation Nyamba on the small island of Mayotte. We even put out a mini-doco about the plight of the sea turtles, titled "Why Just One", in reference to the one in one thousand sea turtles that actually makes it into adulthood.
Remember... Extinction is Forever.

In what ocean is Mayotte located? 📷 Troy Mayne

#Mayotte #Turtle #Endangered

We are proud to be able to operate three ex-US Coast Guard Island-class cutters. They have proven excellent in our near-shore operations, especially with pulling up illegal nets during Operation Milagro. While much smaller ships than the tv-famous Bob Barker, Steve Irwin, Sam Simon and Ocean Warrior, they are very fast boats, originally built to be able to handle all of the Coast Guard operations, also making them ideal for operations with us.

Do you remember the names them? 📷 Sea Shepherd

#USCG #MarineConservation #ShipLife

++ WANTED: GUEST TATTOO ARTISTS ++ Are you a tattoo artist that cares for the environment and ocean life? Would you like to contribute to a great cause in a creative and artistic way? Then we are looking for you!

Sea Shepherd Tattoo has recently opened its doors and is looking for experienced guest tattoo artists who can help us out in our tattoo studio located in our Sea Shepherd Store in the heart of Amsterdam.

We offer you a clean and fully equipped studio - Sea Shepherd #Vegan ink will be at your disposal. We’ll also find you accommodation in Amsterdam and assist you and your clients during sessions. While you work in our studio, your efforts will be shared across Sea Shepherd's social media.

Note that we only do ocean related designs and you will be required to book your own clients. Organizing walk-in days and other events are possible. As with all of our volunteers on the ships and campaigns, we ask that our artists donate their time. All proceeds go to Sea Shepherd's conservation efforts, meaning that we can not cover expenses.

If this has caught your attention or you have any questions, please send us an email with your portfolio to

Just want to get a tattoo from Sea Shepherd? Find out more on the Sea Shepherd Tattoo Facebook page

Would you get a Tattoo to help save the oceans? ;) 📷 Sea Shepherd

#VeganTattoo #Tattoo #InkForTheOceans

This powerful image captured by Operation Reef Defence photographer, Tara Lambourne, shows the coal facilities at Abbot Point, nestled heartbreakingly between the Great Barrier Reef and the Caley Valley Wetlands. "Several hundred kilometers inland sits the Galilee Basin and site of the proposed Adani megamine. Several thousand kilometers North-West, lies India, where Adani's dirty coal will be shipped" Tara reflected.

Take Action to Stop Adani NOW. Tell Australia's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull to protect the Great Barrier Reef and STOP Adani's destructive megamine:

What do you think of the proposed Adani project? 📷 Tara Lambourne / Sea Shepherd

#ReefDefence #StopAdani #FightfortheReef

This is probably where many of you know us from, the iconic David and Goliath struggle of the Southern Ocean as documented by the Animal Planet series 'Whale Wars'. Though we might not be going to the Southern Ocean regularly anymore, we indeed are still fighting for the whales, although not directly.

How so? Well, industrial fishing is responsible for the deaths of some 300.000 whales and dolphins every year. Especially Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing, as it often uses very destructive fishing methods that not only harm whales and dolphins, but also destroy the eco-systems that all life, including whales and dolphins, rely on to survive. We took the decision to save the many over the few. We understand that it might not be the popular decision, but we are not here to be popular. We are here to save the oceans, and hope you will join us on that journey.

How did you learn of Sea Shepherd? 📷 Simon Ager / Sea Shepherd

#WhaleWars #MarineConservation #StopIUUFishing

Aren't seal pups just the cutest?
Since our founding in 1977, we have defended seals all over the planet. In fact, our very first campaign was to defend the seals of canada.

We have even gone so far as to buy a small island in the UK to turn it into a seal sanctuary!
But where were we, to try to protect this seal? 📷 Sea Shepherd

#Seal #MarineConservation #OpDesertSeal

She is arguably the most iconic of all of our vessels, and she makes people turn their head where ever she is. This vessel has been with us for years, and has litterally navigated around the planet. But what is her name? 📷 Sea Shepherd

#Ship #Trimaran #ShipLife

So, we have heard this rumor that you all think it is really hard to join our ships.
NOT SO! We are always looking for new crew of all ages and skillsets! We know, we know... This excuse, that excuse, but NO! That is not good enough!
If you want to join, stick those excuses somewhere else and sign up today via our website in the bio. The oceans needs your help, and honestly, if not you, who? If not now, when?

What is your excuse? 📷 Michael Rauch / Sea Shepherd

#Volunteering #MarineConservation #Activism

Sadly, it can't all be good news all the time as we are faced with the reality of the environmental issues that threaten the oceans.

This time we want to tell you about 22 Atlantic White Sided dolphins that were beached and slaughtered in the Danish Faroe Islands. It comes just a day after the Faroese whalers kill 173 pilot whales, including pregnant and infants.
Sea Shepherd has been involved with the Faroe islands whale hunt for decades. You can read more about our involvement via our website (link in bio)
Have you heard of the Faroe Islands dolphin hunt before? What do you think of it? 📷 Bob Talbot

#Grind #VisitFaroeIslands #OpBloodyFjords

Operation Reef Defence has seen our flagship, The MV Steve Irwin, travel to the east coast of Australia to oppose the Adani Carmichael coal mine project. Sea Shepherd's position is clear - Australia will not trade the Great Barrier Reef with one of the world’s biggest and most destructive coalmines. It is time to say STOP to fossil fules. It is time to say #stopadani
Have you ever seen the Great Barrier Reef? 📷 Tara Lambourne

#Adani #GreatBarrierReef #ReefDefence

They might have razor-sharp teeth, but poaching and illegal fishing are decimating shark populations around the world! Sea Shepherd's direct-action campaigns like Operation Apex Harmony and Operation Sola Stella have exposed and helped shut down industrial fishing fleets caught targeting sharks, but we need your help to continue the fight. Help save these apex predators by becoming a Part-Time Shark Bodyguard!

Help us save the sharks by becoming a Shark-Bodyguard and giving €10/month, see more on 📷 Daniel Browne

#PartTimeHeroes #SharkWeek #Sharks

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