Oceana Videos and PSAs
When Oceana launches a research expedition, we have policy goals in mind – goals that lead to tangible habitat protections.
When Oceana fights destructive fishing practices and ocean pollution, the ripple effect means we are protecting and restoring critical habitat to ensure abundant oceans.
Amazon’s Plastic Problem
As Amazon’s dominance as the world’s largest retailer grows, so does its plastic pollution problem.
Ocean Solutions are Climate Solutions
Since our beginnings, the ocean has sustained us. But in the last century, emissions from burning fossil fuels has driven a growing crisis. Our ocean have been suffering, absorbing heat and carbon dioxide, while helping delay the worst impacts of climate change. But the ocean can only take so much.
Choked, Strangled, Drowned: The Plastics Crisis Unfolding in U.S. Waters
Ted Danson, Bo Derek & Friends: “Tell Your Senators to Pass a #FinBanNow“
For Shark Week, Ted Danson, Bo Derek, and some friends share their favorite sharky facts and urged viewers to tell congress to pass the Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act
HINDSIGHT 2020: LESSONS WE CANNOT IGNORE FROM THE BP DEEPWATER HORIZON DISASTER
This is the full 5-part film that highlights the stories we explored in our report highlighting the 10-anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
SAM WATERSTON: HELP SAVE NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALES
Today, only about 400 North Atlantic right whales remain, including fewer than 100 breeding females. To reverse course, North Atlantic right whales must be protected from fishing gear entanglements and ship strikes.
WHAT THIS ADORABLE KITTEN CAN TELL US ABOUT OCEAN THREATS
The Trump Administration is allowing companies to blast the ocean with noise in the search for oil. Seismic airgun blasting is disruptive and harmful to the marine environment, and is the first step in a process that will pave the way to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling.
FISHERMEN EXPLAIN: THE MAGNUSON-STEVENS ACT (MSA) IS VITAL
The Magnuson-Stevens Act is our key fisheries law that helps ensure our fisheries are healthy and our waters remain abundant for generations to come.
WHAT ARE SOUTHERN RESIDENT ORCAS?
Orcas are icons of the Pacific Northwest, but one population that frequents Washington’s Salish Sea is struggling to survive.
DIVERS: IT’S TIME TO PROTECT WHAT WE LOVE
Tell law makers to defend the Magnuson-Stevens act.
The Trump administration has announced radical plans to open our oceans to offshore drilling. Tell Secretary Zinke to #ProtectOurCoast.
NINA DOBREV WANTS TO SAVE SHARKS
While shark finning is illegal in U.S. waters, shark fins – including imports from countries that allow finning – continue to be bought and sold throughout the U.S.
COUSTEAU: KEEP OUR OCEANS FULL OF FISH
The Magnuson-Stevens Act, our key fisheries management law is under threat. If some in Congress have their way, our oceans will be pillaged for the sake of short-term profits.
DEFEND THE MARINE MAMMAL PROTECTION ACT
For 45 years, the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) has provided vital protections for marine mammals in U.S. waters, including dolphins, whales and seals.
SAVE SEA TURTLES FROM NETS
When placed in trawl nets, TEDs are 97 percent effective at allowing sea turtles to swim free. But not all trawls are required to use TEDs. And the government is dragging its feet. Without expanding the number of nets with TEDs, thousands of sea turtles could be at risk EVERY year.
THE PACIFIC SEAFLOOR IS IN TROUBLE
The seafloor along the U.S. Pacific coast is teeming with life. This habitat is essential for fish and other marine animals to feed, raise young and seek shelter. But these beautiful coral gardens and spongebeds could be ripped up by bottom trawl nets unless the government adds more protections
HOW CONGRESS CAN STEP UP AND PROTECT SHARKS
The fins from as many as 73 million sharks end up in the fin trade every year. We need a #FinBanNow. Tell Congress to pass the Shark Fin Trade Elimination Act.
OCEANA VICTORY: NO DRILLING IN THE ATLANTIC
In March 2016 the Obama administration listened to the people on the coast and removed the Atlantic from oil drilling plans for the next five years. Unfortunately the Trump administration since reveresed this hard-fought victory, and is planning to revisit plans for offshore drilling. But opposition remains strong. We won before, and we will win again.
FISH STORIES: SUCCESS AND VALUE IN SEAFOOD TRACEABILITY
The first step in ensuring that seafood is safe, legally caught, and honestly labeled, is traceability. Traceability increases transparency and accountability in the seafood supply chain by ensuring that information such as how, when and where fish are caught or farmed follows the fish from boat to plate
THE HUMAN COST OF SEAFOOD FRAUD
From salmon to shrimp, seafood fraud is a major issue in the United States subjecting consumers to a bait and switch.
ONE NAME, ONE FISH: WHY SEAFOOD NAMES MATTER
Fish names matter! Oceana’s report: One Name One Fish makes the case that we should adopt species specific names for all seafood throughout the entire seafood supply chain.
WAVE OF OPPOSITION AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL
The Trump administration has opened nearly all U.S. waters to offshore oil drilling, but the people along the coast are saying no. Washington needs to listen.
GLOBAL FISHING WATCH: TRANSPARENCY FOR OUR OCEANS
Global Fishing Watch is an intuitive and free interactive online tool that shows the apparent fishing activity of 35,000 (and counting) commercial fishing vessels operating throughout the world.
LAUREN CONRAD WANTS TO SAVE THE SEA TURTLES
Lauren Conrad brings attention to dangerous fishing gear that is threatening sea turtle survival. She joined Oceana to visit 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.
JENNA USHKOWITZ WANTS TO KEEP SEA LIONS FROM STARVING
Jenna Ushkowitz spreads awareness about the dire consequences ocean wildlife are facing due to a lack of food.
KATE MARA WANTS DRIFT GILLNETS OUT OF CALIFORNIA WATERS
Kate Mara speaks up for West Coast marine life affected by drift gillnets.
Miranda Cosgrove Wants to Keep Dolphins Singing
Miranda Cosgrove brings attention to seismic airgun testing and how it threatens marine creatures like dolphins.
January Jones is Scared for Great White Sharks
In August 2013, actress January Jones brought attention to the dwindling number of Great White sharks in the Pacific.
Help Aimee Teegarden Save Hidden Treasures
‘Friday Night Lights’ star Aimee Teegarden wants to protect the gems under the ocean’s waves. She joined Oceana on the southern coast of California to explore kelp forests and meet sea lions.
Oceana and Aimee Teegarden PSA: Save the Oceans’ Hidden Treasures from Oceana on Vimeo.
Be An Ocean Hero
Go to oceana.org/heroes to make the pledge for the oceans and be an ocean hero.
Be An Ocean Hero from Oceana on Vimeo.
Angela Kinsey and Rachael Harris Want to Get Turtles Off the Hook
In 2010, Angela and Rachael traveled to Mexico with Oceana to swim with sea turtles.They also visited a sea turtle hospital that takes care of sea turtles harmed by fishing gear or other human activity.
Rachael Harris and Angela Kinsey want to ‘Get Turtles Off the Hook’ from Oceana on Vimeo.
Play Rachael Harris and Angela Kinsey’s radio PSA. (right click and save to download)
Adrian Grenier Wants to Stop Bluefin Tuna from Going Too Fast
‘Entourage’ star Adrian Grenier swims with Bluefin tuna, some of the largest and most endangered fish in the ocean. Help Adrian save the Bluefin before they’re gone, sign the petition.
Adrian Grenier Wants To Stop Bluefin Tuna From Going Too Fast from Oceana on Vimeo.
Play Adrian Grenier’s Stop Tuna From Going Fast ad series. (right click and save to download)
Kate Walsh Wants to Save Sea Turtles
Private Practice star Kate Walsh joins Oceana in the fight to save sea turtles. All six sea turtles swimming in US waters are threatened with extinction. Learn more at oceana.org/turtlesoffthehook.
Kate Walsh Wants to Save Sea Turtles from Oceana on Vimeo.
January Jones is Scared for Sharks
Actress January Jones asks for your help in joining Oceana’s campaign to save sharks.
January Jones is Scared for Sharks from Oceana on Vimeo.
Aaron Peirsol PSA
Swimmer Aaron Peirsol urges support for Oceana’s work to protect the oceans.
Karina Petroni PSA
Professional surfer Karina Petroni explains her passion for our blue planet in support of Oceana, the largest international organization focused 100 percent on ocean conservation.
Karina Petroni PSA from Oceana on Vimeo.
Oceana 2008 PSA
The oceans have been healthy and full of life for millions of years… until now. Help Oceana to make a difference.
Oceana PSA from Oceana on Vimeo.