Fishing gear designed to capture some of our favorite fish is threatening sea turtle survival.
In June 2015, Lauren Conrad and Oceana traveled to the Rancho Nuevo Sea Turtle Sanctuary in Mexico where the world's most endangered species, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, come to nest on its beaches. With help from the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas (CONANP), Conrad and Oceana patrolled the beaches and released hatchlings into the Gulf of Mexico where their life begins.
Conrad has joined Oceana's campaign to urge the U.S. government to take action and protect endangered sea turtles in the southeast shrimp trawl fishery. Watch her PSA to learn why she wants you to get involved, too. Sign our petition here: http://bit.ly/21rx56I
In Summer 2011, Oceana's Ranger embarked upon an expedition in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic to explore seamounts and sea canyons. These unique ocean habitats are generally teeming with marine life, but are relatively unexplored due to their depth and complex terrain.
Oceana crew encountered and documented a variety of marine life, including octopuses, sea slugs, corals, fish, starfish, eels, rays, urchins, and crabs.