This video is a final update from the 2013 campaign onboard the RV Odyssey and features Paul Watson, Dr. Roger Payne and Dr. Iain Kerr. Operation Toxic Gulf is a collaborative campaign between Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and Ocean Alliance.
This campaign has focused on Gulf sperm whales because they are at the top of the Gulf’s food chain and, as such, they can act as a bio-indicator of the health of the entire ecosystem. Ocean Alliance, its scientific partners and Sea Shepherd will be able to put any discoveries they make in the Gulf into a global context due to the fact that from 2000 to 2005 the RV Odyssey circumnavigated the globe collecting baseline data on the levels of pollutants and metals in sperm whales.
We hope to return to the Gulf in 2014 so this winter we will be fundraising and working with our scientific partners to analyze the data that we and the Wise Laboratory team have collected in the Gulf over the last four years. Since we are looking at the chronic effects as against the short-term effects of this disaster this analysis will take years.
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Broadcasting live from the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires, be there the first time Dr. Jane Goodall meets Dr. Roger Payne, a man who changed our understanding of whales and how they communicate with each other. Goodall and Payne have a lot in common: Both are responsible for more than 50 years of animal behavior research, have appeared in National Geographic, founded a non-profit organization to support their passion, have led global conservation efforts and have achieved high recognition in their field of study. Take part in this incredible journey by watching this once-in-a-lifetime conversation live. This special event is presented by the Jane Goodall Institute – Argentina and Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots – Argentina, directed by Boy Olmi, produced by Dylan Williams and livestreaming support provided by LSD Live. CLICK HERE