Sea of Shadows nominated for Four Critics’ Choice Awards!
In August of 2019, vaquitas were sighted in the Sea or Cortez.
Only thirty remain, and it has been discovered that vaquita deaths are casualties in the hunt for the bladder of the marine fish totoaba to be sold on the Chinese black market. Conspiracy between Chinese and Mexican traders threatens precious remaining vaquitas and the fishing industry as well.
A joint effort by Mexico’s National Commission on Protected Areas (CONANP), Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Museo de la Ballena y Ciencias del mar, is taking place in the Upper Gulf of California, with participation of leading marine mammal researchers from the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS) and the USA, as well as support from the Mexican Navy.
Sea of Shadows documents the heroic campaign to protect remaining vaquitas.
The film will premiere on National Geographic on Saturday, November 9th. Be sure to tune in!
This incredible documentary that highlights Sea Shepherd’s efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita porpoise will be broadcast in 172 countries and 42 languages, starting with the US on November 9th, at 9:00 pm EST. So far it has been nominated for two International Documentary Association Awards and two Critics Choice Awards!
If you would like to meet the brave Sea Shepherd crew member featured in SOS, join us in LA on November 23rd.
We are risk-takers. For over 40 years, we have grown from a small organization to a global movement of thousands of passionate volunteers from dozens of nations. What has never changed is our attitude.
We put ourselves on the front lines to expose the truth, save marine wildlife, conduct vital research and stop illegal activity through collaborative campaigns with communities and governments through lawful means and in accordance to international charters and declarations.