Conservation

Conservation of our oceans, ecology and natural resources including organizations like Sea Shepherd, Sea Turtle Hospitals and especially the nature conservation efforts along the beach regions of the Carolinas.

Award-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Help Unveil and Christen Sea Shepherd’s Newest Ship in its Fleet, Announce New Campaign

Award-Winning Actor Martin Sheen to Help Unveil and Christen Sea Shepherd’s Newest Ship in its Fleet, Announce New Campaign

Press Conference to Be Held at 10:30 AM PST Saturday Oct. 18 in Marina Del Rey, California By: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Friday Harbor, WA Oct. 18, 2014 – A press conference to unveil the newest ship in the Sea Shepherd fleet will be held the morning of Saturday, October 18th in Marina del Rey, Calif. by Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA, featuring long-time celebrity supporter and award-winning actor Martin Sheen who has campaigned with the non-profit organization in defense of ocean wildlife. Sheen will speak to media, christen the new ship and announce its name. Sea Shepherd will also announce an upcoming marine conservation campaign in which the new vessel will be used. The ship, which recently voyaged to […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

Culture Around Every Corner: October 8-11 RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – A celebration of Revolutionary War music and dance in Halfiax, behind-the-scenes Battleship tours in Wilmington and a mountain militia muster in Weaverville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun and learning start Thursday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort hosts an informal lunchtime chat about a French merchant ship’s role in the American Revolution. Later that day, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at its 1888 steam-powered fire engine and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a special screening of a series of films by […]

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

Toddler Time returns to North Carolina Aquarium Oct. 1, 2014

PINE KNOLL SHORES, NC Sept. 27, 2014 – Bring your little ones to the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores for a special time together enjoying stories, crafts, songs, puppets and animal encounters. Toddler Time begins Oct. 1 and runs on Wednesdays from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. The weekly activities in Clearwater Classroom focus on a different animal each week. October’s celebrities include box turtles, fish, octopuses and salamanders. Toddler Time runs weekly through March 25, except no program Nov. 26 and Dec. 24. A Halloween event for ages 5 and under takes its place the morning of Oct. 29. Toddler Time is free with admission and registration is not required.     ###   The North Carolina Aquarium at […]

Pilot Whale Slaughter Imminent in the COVE in Taiji, Japan

Pilot Whale Slaughter Imminent in the COVE in Taiji, Japan

TUNE IN TODAY AT 1:30 PM PST for SEA SHEPHERD’s COVE GUARDIAN LIVE STREAM at: http://livestream.seashepherd.org by: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society USA FRIDAY HARBOR, WA Sept. 26, 2014 — Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardian team on the ground in Taiji, Japan will be live streaming from the shores of the killing Cove in Taiji today, as they bear witness to the fate of a pod of 20 – 25 pilot whales captured yesterday and netted off in the Cove. It is the fifth wild pod of dolphins captured this season and this season’s first capture of pilot whales. Two juveniles were kidnapped yesterday from their family for a life in captivity and placed in holding pens in Taiji harbor. The remainder […]

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Dillsboro Artist Frank Brannon Named  Regan Residency Grant Recipient

Dillsboro Artist Frank Brannon Named Regan Residency Grant Recipient

RALEIGH, NC Sept. 24, 2014 – Frank Brannon, a book artist from Dillsboro, has been selected for the first Mary B. Regan Residency Grant for a project to revitalize the Cherokee language through his artistry as a letterpress printer. Brannon’s one-year project is based on his work with a program he supports at Southwestern Community College in Swain County, near Cherokee, where students are learning the art of printmaking by printing materials using the Cherokee syllabary. The 85-character syllabary was developed in 1821 by Sequoyah – a silversmith, blacksmith and artist – making it possible to read and write the spoken language of the Cherokee.   Working with translations from the Cherokee Studies Program at Western Carolina University, Brannon uses manual […]

Sea Shepherd volunteers to become “Living Photo Exhibition” at SeaWorld during International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association Conference

Sea Shepherd volunteers to become “Living Photo Exhibition” at SeaWorld during International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association Conference

SEA SHEPHERD ORLANDO CHAPTER VOLUNTEERS TO DEMONSTRATE & BECOME “LIVING PHOTO EXHIBITION” AT SEAWORLD DURING ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MARINE ANIMAL TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE The connection between the live trade in dolphins for human entertainment and the dolphin drive hunts cannot be denied   ORLANDO, FL Sept. 12, 2014 – The Orlando chapter of the marine conservation non-profit Sea Shepherd Conservation Society will hold a demonstration and “living photo exhibition” outside of SeaWorld, as members of the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) gather in the Florida city for their annual conference. During the demonstration, Sea Shepherd volunteers will hold disturbing images of the annual drive hunts, captive selection and brutal slaughter of dolphins and small whales in Taiji, Japan, ground zero for […]

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Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Sept. 9. 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation is hosting the inaugural “Cruise for the Coast” to celebrate our estuaries and support the federation’s education programs. The three-hour cruise to Masonboro Island will depart from Carolina Beach on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. aboard the 65-foot Winner Cruise Queen.   On the island, participants can walk the beach with federation staff and Richard Cecelski of Carolina Ocean Studies. The return trip will be through Snow’s Cut, just in time for the sunset, and guests can enjoy music, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages on the upper deck.   National Estuaries Day is an annual celebration that’s been held since 1988 to highlight the importance, beauty and vulnerability […]

Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians are on site in Taiji, Japan to launch 5th Season of ‘Operation Infinite Patience’ Campaign

Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians are on site in Taiji, Japan to launch 5th Season of ‘Operation Infinite Patience’ Campaign

Sea Shepherd Returns to Taiji After Drawing Worldwide Media, Public and Political Attention Last Year to Taiji’s Brutal Hunt of Dolphins and Small Whales   TAIJI, Japan September 1, 2014 – Sea Shepherd Conservation Society reports its Cove Guardians are on the ground in Taiji, Japan for the start of the fifth consecutive season of its dolphin and small whale defense campaign, Operation Infinite Patience. Sea Shepherd’s Cove Guardians are prepared to once again document and expose the brutal slaughter and captive trade of dolphins and small whales, as the 2014-2015 drive hunt season begins. For a staggering six months of each year – from September until March – entire family units, or pods, of dolphins and small whales at a […]

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Sea Shepherd crewmembers arrested for intervening against Faroese Pilot Whale ‘Grind’ Hunt

Sea Shepherd crewmembers arrested for intervening against Faroese Pilot Whale ‘Grind’ Hunt

Denmark, an Anti-Whaling Member Nation of the European Union, Shows Support for Slaughter of Whales by: Sea Shepherd Global SANDOY, Faroe Islands August 30, 2014  – Fourteen Sea Shepherd Conservation Society volunteer crewmembers of pilot whale defense campaign Operation GrindStop 2014 were arrested today on the Faroese island of Sandoy, as they entered the water to defend pilot whales from the brutal mass slaughter known as “grindadrap” or “grind” – putting themselves directly between a pod of 33 whales and their killers. Despite being a member nation of the European Union and subject to laws prohibiting the slaughter of cetaceans, Denmark has officially shown its support of — and now direct collaboration with — the Faroese whalers by sending the […]

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Flesh From Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered was Dumped at Sea by Faroese Whale Killers

Flesh From Beached Bottlenose Whales Slaughtered was Dumped at Sea by Faroese Whale Killers

Sea Shepherd’s Drone Force Captures Images of Wasteful Dumping of Meat from these Rare Whales; Proves the Whalers Do Not Need to Continue Killing Cetaceans for Food by: Sea Shepherd Global SUDUROY, Faroe Islands August 29, 2014  – On the heels of yesterday’s horrific butchering of five rather rare Northern bottlenose whales who had beached themselves in the Faroe Islands, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society has discovered that a good portion of flesh from these whales — meat that the Faroese whalers claim they eat — was today dumped back into the ocean for no apparent reason. Upon learning that the whale meat was being dumped off a remote cliff, Sea Shepherd onshore volunteers sent up a drone to capture images […]

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