Hey ocean lovers, the spring issue of our digital magazine is now available! Weâ€™re pretty excited about it; here are some of the features this time around:
*A stunning photo slideshow of Chileâ€™s Salas y Gomez Island, where we recently helped create the worldâ€™s fourth-largest no-take marine reserve.
*Comedians Rachael Harris and Angela Kinsey join Oceana to save sea turtles.
*Victory! Belize ends trawling once and for all.
*Video of Jeff Bridgesâ€™ performance at the 2010 SeaChange Summer Party.
*Trailer for Ted Dansonâ€™s new book, â€śOceanaâ€ť.
Check out the full issue to see the videos, photos and stories, and spread the word!
Oceanography legend Jacques Cousteau once said â€śThe Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.â€ť This spellbound wonder is certainly true for our fascination with the 7 species of sea turtles that have inhabited the worldâ€™s oceans for four million years and, sadly, which are all now threatened or endangered with extinction. These awe-inspiring ocean reptiles were the focus of the 31st Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology & Conservation in San Diego.
Actress and sea turtle advocate Rachael Harris (â€śThe Hangoverâ€ť) presented at our Friday reception. She shared a special connection she made with a green sea turtle named Esmeralda while touring a sea turtle rehabilitation center in Mexico with Oceana last year.
Harris was captivated by how expressive Esmeralda was despite her flippers being mutilated after becoming entangled in fishing line and being attacked by a dog while on a beach to nest. Harrisâ€™ enthusiastic support for sea turtle protections is shared by fellow sea turtle advocate Angela Kinsey (â€śThe Officeâ€ť). The two will storm the nationâ€™s capitol in early May to educate Congress about why we need to get turtles off the hook and the need for more sea turtle protections throughout our nationâ€™s waters.
Fun stuff for you today, dear readers! Remember the videos actress Kate Walsh made with us last year about protecting sea turtles?
Well, we have a new batch out today, this time featuring Angela Kinsey, the hilarious ice queen on â€śThe Officeâ€ť and Rachael Harris from â€śMy Boysâ€ť and â€śThe Hangoverâ€ť. And needless to say, we think they are pretty clever:
Last spring the two comedians joined Oceana on a trip to Mexico to learn about and swim with green and loggerhead sea turtles at the Centro EcolĂłgico Akumal and Xcaret Ecological Park.
Check out this video of the actors from â€śThe Officeâ€ť discussing their summer vacation plans.
At the end Angela Kinsey, who plays the uptight Angela Martin on the show, gives Oceana a shout-out. No idea what sheâ€™s talking about? For now, Iâ€™ll just say Angela Kinsey + Rachael Harris + sea turtles = awesome. More on that at a later dateâ€¦