exactly is it we do?
Who are we?
and Why help Save the Sea?
at Save the Sea are constantly researching, analyzing and collecting data
for the sole purpose of saving our seas. We
believe we can make this happen within our lifetime. It is a monumental task,
but it can be done by starting a worldwide movement to renew our respect for the
earth, our seas, animal life and mankind itself. It takes a global conscious
effort to raise awareness, fix what is broken, and make something happen sooner
rather than later. Our efforts and intentions to save the sea are sincerely
focused on doing what is right, what needs to be done, and having the maximum
impact so it can all be accomplished in the most effective way possible.
Our goal is to significantly improve the health, longevity and living conditions of those
who live in and around the oceans. We do this in many ways. One of them is by developing specific programs and events organized to inspire a renewed
appreciation of our seas and increase support for those currently working to
preserve its natural habitats. Some of these programs consist of creating
original audio and visual content aimed at raising our awareness, as well as our
consciousness, to respect the sea and all the wondrous creatures that inhabit
it. Our role in putting this together is crucial to help further the
cause of many who sincerely share this vision by
committing themselves, their time, energy and efforts to it. Through these
programs we bring attention to the real issues and concerns facing our oceans
today, help raise awareness, and create even more support for those who dedicate their lives to
saving the sea. Not only do we
support them, we educate others to the importance of what they do and the existence of their organizations. They too, recognize what we are doing and we are extremely grateful for their vital contributions to our coastal
environments and the sea around us.
Our interactions with those committed to sea-based causes allow us to find out
how effective they are at what they do, what they're trying to accomplish, and
more importantly what their immediate needs are. In this way, we can have a
greater impact saving our sea and help them be even more successful at what they
do best. We are very careful in choosing which groups we help. We qualify these
groups by determining how much of their budget is for administrative expenses and
how much is set aside for programs and activities directly related to their
stated purpose. We then decide where the help is really needed, and who is the
most effective at accomplishing it. If necessary we work with them to help
insure the completion and success of these programs.
Education is the key to our success. There are so many problems facing the
health of our oceans all over the world. One of the most severe is the strip
mining of our seas (using huge nets, sometimes miles long to catch fish).
Everyday, all over the world, marine mammals and other forms of sea life are caught in these nets
by the tons and die as a result of by-catch (unwanted or
unintentional catch). Thousands of fish, whales, turtles, dolphins, and other
forms of marine life are drowned, crushed, and suffocated, then tossed out, dead
or dying, because they're not the kind the fishermen wanted to catch. This
situation is severe and extremely difficult to control in international waters
let alone a few miles off our coastline. Our seas and their invaluable resources
are being depleted at an alarming rate. Until the world is unified in its
purpose and gets together as one to resolve these serious problems, they will
perpetually escalate, and eventually the damage will be completely irreversible.
There are many other problems that need attention too, some on a smaller scale
but just as important, especially to those dedicating their lives to it.
Consider the time, patience and energy it takes to rescue, care for and treat
just one injured leatherback sea turtle or to carefully unwind each strand of
fishing line endlessly tangled and wrapped tightly around the fins, tail and
mouth of a California gray whale. Some of these whales and turtles have been
suffering for years before someone has even been able to get close enough to try
and free them from this completely unnatural human caused torture.
Other problems occur right on our own beaches. Think about how long it takes to
clean a stretch of coastline littered for miles with cans, bottles, broken
glass, tires and all kinds of discarded debris. It takes hours upon hours, for
days and weeks, month after month, all year round. Unfortunately, this situation
and almost every other dilemma facing our oceans' environment today is a direct
result of man's negligence, shortsightedness and disregard for the sea around
We believe that with your help we can really make a profound difference. We must
speed up the process and fix these growing problems now. Informing the masses to
really happening and how it effects all of us is
just the beginning. Aligning our purposes to one crystal clear voice can and
will help Save the Sea. We believe in this. We dedicate our
time, energy, resources and most importantly ourselves to it.
The sea represents so much to so many for so long. Appreciating its beauty,
power and depth is appreciating our humanity, who we are, and why we are here.
Like the ocean, we are all extremely connected and interdependent yet
individually every one of us is of crucial significance. Remember, each of us
can and does make a difference in our own way. No matter how small or
inconsequential what we do may seem to us, the world will be a much better place
because of our decisions to do the right thing and create change.
Please help us. Become our partner in saving the sea and help make the world
a better place for all of us… for many generations to come.