Whales in Crisis - Oceana

Whales in Crisis

 

whales in crisis

ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN

Oceana launched a new “Whales in Crisis” public service announcement (PSA) campaign featuring actress Cobie Smulders that calls on decision–makers to do more to save whales from deadly entanglements in fishing gear off the West Coast of the United States. 

Entanglement in fishing gear is a top threat to endangered animals off the West Coast, including humpback whales and leatherback sea turtles. While most of these deadly entanglements go undetected, 27 whales were confirmed entangled in fishing gear off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington in 2023, five of which were humpback whales entangled in California commercial Dungeness crab gear.

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WATCH THE PSA


WHAT YOU CAN DO

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Join Oceana in calling on decision makers to protect whales from deadly entanglements in the Dungeness crab fisheries off the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington. 

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