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Jan 02, 2018 - Sea Shepherd Saves Endangered Totoaba Following Second Drone Shooting

Dec 26, 2017 - Sea Shepherd Night Drone Shot Down by Poachers

Nov 13, 2017 - Sea Shepherd's Campaign To Save the Vaquita Porpoise Launches in Mexico with Two Vessels

Jun 26, 2017 - Sea Shepherd’s Operation Milagro III to Save the Vaquita Porpoise Concludes Its Six-Month Campaign in Mexico

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May 03, 2016 - Fight For the Vaquita Reaches U.S. Shores

Apr 18, 2016 - Experts Spot Three Live Vaquitas

Apr 17, 2016 - Totoaba Poachers Caught On Camera

Apr 05, 2016 - 'Survivorman' Joins Sea Shepherd for Operation Milagro (commentary)

Mar 28, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Finds Third Dead Vaquita in Three Weeks

Mar 25, 2016 - Captain Oona Layolle Calls For Increased Patrols to Protect the Vaquita

Mar 07, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Crew Discover Dead Vaquita, Totoaba and Great White Shark in Refuge

Feb 23, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Crew Save Humpback Whale Entangled in Illegal Gillnet

Feb 15, 2016 - Making the Difference for the Vaquita (commentary)

Jan 17, 2016 - Sea Shepherd Removes Illegal Gillnets from Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Habitat

Jan 04, 2016 - Mexican Government Grants Sea Shepherd Permission to Remove Illegal Gillnets from Endangered Vaquita Porpoise Habitat

Dec 10, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Ship M/V Farley Mowat to Embark Upon its Maiden Campaign, ‘Operation Milagro III’

Oct 27, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Announces ‘Operation Milagro III,’ Fall 2015 Vaquita Porpoise Defense Campaign

Jun 05, 2015 - As the First Leg of Operation Milagro Concludes, the Martin Sheen Sails On

May 04, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Announces New Partnership with Government of Mexico to Protect the Endangered Vaquita Porpoise and Other Marine Species

Apr 22, 2015 - Miracle on the Water!

Apr 17, 2015 - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Announces Operation Milagro, a Campaign to Defend the Critically Endangered Vaquita Porpoise

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Milagro III

OPERATION MILAGRO IV - Retrieving illegal nets and saving lives.
Milestone for The M/V Farley Mowat May 10th 2018 150 Pieces of Illegal Fishing Gear 596 Entangled Animals TOTAL COUNT FOR #OpMIlagro IV is currently: 364 Pieces of Illegal Fishing Gear 1701 Entangled Animals 747 LIVES SAVED On the evening of May 10...
Sea Shepherd Saves Leatherback Turtle on Earth Day 2018
Sea Shepherd crew saves the life of an adult leatherback turtle entangled in illegal gillnet in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico - a Federally Protected and UNESCO listed Area Read more at: Support us at:
On the night of April 10th, 2018, SHOTS WERE FIRED AT SEA SHEPHERD'S The M/V Sharpie Operation Milagro IV 31 27.31 N 114 45.63 W At 7:46 pm on the night of April 10th, while retrieving an illegal gillnet approximately 8 nautical miles off the Baja...
Conservationists intercept and remove illegal gillnet minutes before recovery by poachers, saving entire school of totoaba bass from black market trade. Read the full article at: Help us protect the oceans:
Sea Shepherd Improves Techniques to Save the Vaquita Porpoise.
Sea Shepherd is always improving techniques to better protect our oceans! Learn more about Operation Milagro at: Donate at:
Three Ships, One Mission: To Save a Species.
Sea Shepherd has 3 vessels in the Sea of Cortez to protect the #VaquitaMarina porpoise. This is the first time in the history of #OpMilagro that we have 3 vessels in the area dedicated to removing nets. Removing the illegal gillnets is the reason wh...
How many destructive nets will it take to understand that If the Oceans Die, We Die. Support #OpMilagro at: Learn more about Operation Milagro at:
Every Single Life Matters.
We fight for life, for biodiversity, #ForTheOceans Every single life matters. Because in the end "If the Oceans Die, We die" Captain Paul Watson. To learn more about Operation Milagro please visit: To support us: https://...
To Save A Species
Poachers threaten our crew and shot at our drone one more time. WE WILL NOT GIVE UP ON THE VAQUITA. Join us by supporting our mission at
We Are Together
TO ALL PARENTS, CHILDREN AND LOVED ONES: Sea Shepherd has 32 extraordinary people in the waters of the Gulf of California, Mexico. The crew members on board The M/V Farley Mowat and The M/V John Paul DeJoria have one mission: To save the smallest, r...
The totoaba bass is a critically endangered species. Totoabas share their waters with the vaquita porpoise, the most endangered marine mammal in the world. Both face this dire situation because of the illegal trade of totoaba swim bladders. Due to ...
#BREAKING SEA SHEPHERD FREES ENDANGERED TOTOABA FOLLOWING SECOND DRONE SHOOTING Despite gunshots being fired at its drone again,Sea Shepherd, together with the Mexican Navy, drove poachers off the protected vaquita refuge and saved the life of an end...
SEA SHEPHERD NIGHT DRONE SHOT DOWN BY POACHERS Tension rises in the fight to protect the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. On Chrismas eve, the crew of the M/V Jean Paul Dejoria was surprised by gunfire. Read the article:
Operation Milagro IV: The Science Behind the Campaign
In the past four years, Sea Shepherd has removed thousands of illegal gillnets during our Operation Milagro campaign in Mexico's Sea of Cortez. These nets contain hundreds of animals, some dead, some alive. The video above shows a list of species our...
Operation Milagro IV: A Vaquita Defense Campaign
This campaign launch video illustrates the issues surrounding the vaquita rescue efforts. Sea Shepherd is continuing its relentless commitment to stop the imminent extinction of the endangered vaquita porpoise by is returning to Mexico’s Gulf of Ca...
Op. Milagro III: Sam Simon Campaign Summary
The history of the Sam Simon, and the facts and figures surrounding the work this ship has done during Operation Milagro III in the Gulf of California from December 2016 to May 2016.
Operation Milagro III: The Endangered Vaquita Porpoise
ATTENTION! ATTENTION!! Sea Shepherd is making a valiant effort to save the CRITICALLY ENDANGERED Vaquita Porpoise from EXTINCTION. There are fewer than 30 left on Earth. We have to do everything we can to stop the use of illegal gillnets!! Please joi...
Operation Milagro III: Illegal Gillnets
This is a typical day for the Sea Shepherd crew on Operation Milagro III. The Gulf of California is one of the world’s hotspots for marine biodiversity, We will continue our work retrieving illegal nets, giving the unique inhabitants like the near-...
Operation Milagro III: Dead Dolphin Caught in Illegal Gillnet
Illegal gillnets do not discriminate! They are silent death traps that kill all sorts of sea life. Help our efforts to save marine life in the Gulf of California where the The MV Sam Simon and The M/V Farley Mowat are currently patrolling for Operati...
Operation Milagro III: M/V Sam Simon’s Thunder & Viking boats
The Thunder and Viking are two RHIBS (Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boats) on the Sam Simon ship. The agility and speed at which these boats can be launched allows these boats to play a primary role, detecting and retrieving illegal nets in the Gulf of Cal...
Operation Milagro III: Ray Day
On the 17th of April the crew of M/V Farley Mowat retrieved an illegal net with 22 cownose rays entangled inside. Twenty one of the rays were released alive. Unfortunately, one was dead. Every life counts, and every net out of the waters is a success...
Operation Milagro III: A busy 24 hrs
During the 11th and 12th of March, the Milagro III fleet witnessed a stampede of poachers in the Gulf of California. The Farley Mowat and Sam Simon drone pilots were hot in their case, and in some instances, met with fierce resistance from the poache...
Operation Milagro III: Using Drones to Nab Poachers
On Operation Milagro III, drones have proven to be one of the most valuable assets we have battling poaching in the Gulf of California. Many thanks to our donor, Clarence Stanback, whose generosity has enabled us to create a drone program at Sea Shep...