“Extinction Soup” follows documentary filmmaker Philip Waller on his quest for adventure as he sets out to tell the story of his larger-than-life friend and extreme sports legend, Jimmy Hall. The film quickly takes a surprise turn when Waller finds himself consumed with exposing to the world an environmental catastrophe in the making – the extinction of the oceans’ shark population through the mass slaughter of these magnificent animals for their fins. Waller documents the efforts of conservationist Stefanie Brendl as she fights to educate lawmakers and help pass ground-breaking legislation that will curb the consumption of shark fin soup, considered a delicacy in many Eastern cultures, and the impetus behind 70 million sharks being killed per year.
Join the Magdalena Baykeepers and Director Julio Solis in Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Mexico. This video joins fishermen and SEE Turtles ecotourists on the water collecting sea turtles. Back at the camp on a small shell island in the Bay the team measures, tags and releases the turtles for conservation.
SEE Turtles combines tourism with local people helping protect the habitat and wildlife, provide work and conserve the environment.
Beginning in 2006, Marine Conservation Biology Institute helped establish the Papahanaumokuakea, the first Marine National Monument in US waters.
In 2009 their continued efforts resulted in the Pacific Remote Island Marine National Monuments (including Palmyra Atoll, Kingman Reef, Howland, Baker, Wake and Jarvis Islands and Johnston Atoll) and the Rose Atoll National Marine Monument. Join Dr. Sylvia Earle, and Dr Lance Morgan of MCBI in a tour of our new marine monuments.
Together with the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument, these three monuments encompass 355,000 sq. miles of islands and surrounding waters, protecting fish, coral reefs and other significant wildlife from threats ranging from over fishing to climate change.
San Francisco comes out in support of a new & comprehensive national ocean policy. Join sharks, sea otters, sea turtles and ocean supporters to celebrate the sea, and urge President Obama to support the ocean and ocean life.
Wear Blue and support a healthy Ocean every day.
Enric Sala PHD, National Georaphic Explorer explains the importance of ecosystem management approaches in protecting marine resources like sharks and coral reefs. Excerpts from the film Sharks: Stewards of the Reef.