Oceana | Protecting the World's Oceans

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.

All donations to Oceana support our efforts to protect the world's oceans. Oceana seeks to make our oceans as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were. Oceana, Inc. is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, so contributions may be tax-deductible. After donating, you will receive a receipt by email. Please print and keep this receipt for your records. DC registration number: 67000537. This disclosure statement does not constitute an endorsement of the solicitation by the District of Columbia, or by any officer or employee of the District.

Thank you for your generous support to help the world's oceans!

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With your support, Oceana will fight every day to save the lives of sea turtles, whales, seals, and other ocean wildlife in the courts and on the ground in the critical months ahead.

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