Whales Threatened by Walls of Death
Your donation can help us keep marine animals safe from deadly nets
Deadly drift gillnets are threatening the lives of endangered whales and other wildlife off the coast of California. These mile-long nets, left out overnight to catch swordfish, create an underwater "wall of death" for anything unlucky enough to swim into them. Among the animals caught are sperm whales, sea turtles, humpback whales and common dolphins.
These nets are a massive danger to wildlife and should be replaced with clean fishing methods, but instead they may soon expand into currently protected waters. Oceana is working hard to protect wildlife and fight against the use of these deadly nets, but we can't do it alone. Your gift can help us protect whales and other threatened marine animals in California and across the globe.