You may know the captain and crew of the Sea Shepherd from Animal Planet’s breakthrough documentary “Whale Wars”. Battling wits in the water to end Japanese whaling, their heroic efforts yielding magnificent results.
But did you know that the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society supports multiple campaigns across the world, and even in the U.S.? Yes, fearless captain (and early co-founder of Greenpeace) Paul Watson set his course for Deepwater Horizon- Ground Zero. Members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society aligned their focus on exposing the seriousness of this disaster- and most importantly- bolstering the critical wildlife rescue operations in the Gulf.
Working with Dr. Bonny Schumaker on Operation Gulf Rescue, the “Sea Shepherd is assembling a very special team including personnel trained in wildlife hazmat operations, wildlife veterinarians, marine wildlife rescuers, ocean divers, boat handlers, commercial pilots, and scientists in anticipation of our campaign Operation Gulf Rescue. Our intent is to go to the Gulf as soon as possible with a vessel and trained crew, to augment and support ongoing efforts to find, transport, and treat animals viable for rescue, and to help mitigate harmful effects of the oil on the ocean ecosystem. Sea Shepherd is in the process of coordinating with authorized agencies in the Gulf to gain the necessary permits to mount this operation.” ~Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
How can we help? Start here. Learn about Operation Gulf Rescue, and make a donation, volunteer- or just spread the word!! Share this post, share the Operation Gulf Rescue page- let folks know how they can help!!
This article is the second in this week’s series dedicated to highlighting the plight of wildlife affected by the Gulf Oil Spill and supporting relief and rescue operations.
You can read the first part of this series here: