Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,234
SSCS is a much misunderstood conservation-- well, I want to say "organization" but its founder, Paul Watson, calls it "a collective of numerous national entities". The biggest misunderstanding is the belief by some that Sea Shepherd is an eco-terrorist organization. This is completely false. Actually, Sea Shepherd's main focus is to "investigate, document and directly intervene against illegal activities that exploit marine wildlife". Rather than spend huge amounts of money, time and energy raising funds (which is what many of the larger organizations that are generally referred to as "protest organizations" do) , SSCS takes direct action and works on an almost all-volunteer basis and raise funds by word of mouth (such as this post).

Here's a concise article from The Marine Executive that explains what SSCS is about and does. Thanks for checking it out.

http://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/top-ten-misconceptions-about-sea-shepherd#disqus_thread

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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    brianlux said:

    SSCS is a much misunderstood conservation-- well, I want to say "organization" but its founder, Paul Watson, calls it "a collective of numerous national entities". The biggest misunderstanding is the belief by some that Sea Shepherd is an eco-terrorist organization. This is completely false. Actually, Sea Shepherd's main focus is to "investigate, document and directly intervene against illegal activities that exploit marine wildlife". Rather than spend huge amounts of money, time and energy raising funds (which is what many of the larger organizations that are generally referred to as "protest organizations" do) , SSCS takes direct action and works on an almost all-volunteer basis and raise funds by word of mouth (such as this post).

    Here's a concise article from The Marine Executive that explains what SSCS is about and does. Thanks for checking it out.

    http://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/top-ten-misconceptions-about-sea-shepherd#disqus_thread

    I absolutely love these guys
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,234

    brianlux said:

    SSCS is a much misunderstood conservation-- well, I want to say "organization" but its founder, Paul Watson, calls it "a collective of numerous national entities". The biggest misunderstanding is the belief by some that Sea Shepherd is an eco-terrorist organization. This is completely false. Actually, Sea
    Shepherd's main focus is to "investigate, document and directly intervene against illegal activities that exploit marine wildlife". Rather than spend huge amounts of money, time and energy raising funds (which is what many of the larger organizations that are generally referred to as "protest organizations" do) , SSCS takes direct action and works on an almost all-volunteer basis and raise funds by word of mouth (such as this post).

    Here's a concise article from The Marine Executive that explains what SSCS is about and does. Thanks for checking it out.

    http://www.maritime-executive.com/editorials/top-ten-misconceptions-about-sea-shepherd#disqus_thread

    I absolutely love these guys
    That's awesome! Me too!

    If I didn't have problems with vertigo which make it virtually impossible for me to go out on the ocean I would volunteer to go out on one of their campaigns.

    We went down to one of the piers in San Francisco last year to meet the crew of the R/V Martin Sheen at their welcoming event to thank them for their efforts and gave them a case of Cliff bars for their next journey. These people are amazing. All of them were volunteers. The cook took early retirement to go out full-time to work on the vessel. Here are a few shots the the Martin Sheen and crew with visitors:

    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Nice! That had to bean amazing experience!
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,234

    Nice! That had to bean amazing experience!

    It was great! :smile: The crew were just marvelous- happy, hard working and dedicated. They do it for no personal gain whatsoever (other than for the satisfaction derived from the experience) despite the hardships and, at times, danger of their campaigns to protect marine life. Thankfully, after 50 years in existence, no one- neither SSCS personnel nor anyone else on land or sea involved- has ever been seriously injured of killed.

    There is a marvelous documentary called "Pirate For the Sea" is great to watch that explains the mission and purpose of SSCS. Here's the official trailer:

    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,527
    Yes. I follow these guys. They are doing such great work.
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    The first rule of the ten club fight club is you don't talk about the ten club fight club!
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,234

    Yes. I follow these guys. They are doing such great work.

    :plus_one:
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
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  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 1,788
    Big fan of these guys too. Followed the show Whale Wars & it caused so many emotions. Makes me think of Whale Song,, PJ Lost Dogs & Don't Kill the Whales- Yes, Tormato. Everything that stirs emotion in me is tied with music. I always wanted to volunteer for Greenpeace, Sierra Club, something that was making a difference in the world, no matter how small, instead of doing my career thing. But I never followed through. Thanks for posting, it's great to see other's interests in charitable organizations that coincide with mine.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 20,234
    njnancy said:

    Big fan of these guys too. Followed the show Whale Wars & it caused so many emotions. Makes me think of Whale Song,, PJ Lost Dogs & Don't Kill the Whales- Yes, Tormato. Everything that stirs emotion in me is tied with music. I always wanted to volunteer for Greenpeace, Sierra Club, something that was making a difference in the world, no matter how small, instead of doing my career thing. But I never followed through. Thanks for posting, it's great to see other's interests in charitable organizations that coincide with mine.

    Everything we do to support this organization helps, Nancy, big or small!

    Sea Shepherd folks are big music fans too! One of the crew members we me on the R/V Martin Sheen is a song writer and performer (I'll look that up later.)

    I remember seeing a video in which one of the guys from Red Hot Chili's introduced Captain Paul Watson at a function. I wish I could find the clip. I remember there was a lot of enthusiasm on both sides!
    We're living on the edge of something big. It's a fantastic time in history to be alive.
    AMT, 1.25.15, 00:36 hrs.
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    M.I.T.S.
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