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WordPress Update

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whacyYou might notice some of our website formatting is askew today.  Yesterday, WordPress did a big update and  several of the plugins we use whacked things out.  Thanks for your patience as we update things.

Meet the Crew – Dr. Roger Payne!

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Roger Payne, Ph.D.

Roger Payne, Ph.D.

This video is the first of a series that we will be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks introducing the crew members of Operation Toxic Gulf.

In this video you will meet Dr. Roger Payne; a very special crew member indeed. Dr. Roger Payne is a world renowned whale scientist, the Founder and President of Ocean Alliance and an old friend of Sea Shepherd Founder, Paul Watson. Dr. Payne was onboard for the second leg of campaign and the crew counted themselves lucky to have such an accomplished biologist and inspiring presence among their ranks.

-Eliza Muirhead, Sea Shepherd Australia

Dr. Roger Payne – Meet The Crew aboard Operation Toxic Gulf from Sea Shepherd Australia on Vimeo.

Ever wondered what a boat ‘looks’ like to dolphins and whales underwater?

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[sws_picture_frame10 src=”” title=”” alt=”” align=”sws_frame_left” lightbox=”1″ album=”” video=””] [/sws_picture_frame10] Whales and dolphins spend a lot of their lives in a dark underwater world. Instead of ‘seeing’ the underwater world, they ‘hear’ it.  They live in a world of sound as against sight.

This particular recording is taken from the 100 meter hydrophone array that is towed behind the RV Odyssey. A series of underwater microphones, more properly called  hydrophones, are used to help the crew find their principle study species, the sperm whale. In this particular recording you can hear the propellers of a passing cargo ship almost 5 miles away passing the Odyssey in the Gulf of Mexico. Read More

A Typical Day in the Galley aboard Research Vessel Odyssey

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Galley cooking poses an interesting dilemma.

To start with, you need to bring everything you anticipate needing with you. There is no going back to the local market to get that essential ingredient. You are just plum out of luck and will either need to improvise, get creative or abandon your plan altogether and create a new one.

I like to start each new expedition by asking each of the crew the following questions. Do you have any food allergies or intolerances? Do you follow a special diet? And then finally, what foods put you into a happy and sad place? For example, are you a someone with a gluten allergy who dislikes celery and green peppers, but give you a fruit smoothie and all of your cares after a particularly grueling day are forgotten? Read More

Sea Sheperd Recording

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This audio recording is taken from the 100 meter hydrophone that is towed behind the Odyssey on Operation Toxic Gulf. This sophisticated underwater microphone, called a hydrophone, is used to help the crew find their study species, the Sperm whale.

Atlantic Spotted Dolphins – an underwater audio recording from Operation Toxic Gulf from Sea Shepherd Australia on Vimeo.

In this particular recording you can hear more than ten Atlantic Spotted Dolphins vocalizing while they ride the bow of the Odyssey.

-Eliza Muirhead
Media Productions
Sea Shepherd Australia


Ocean Alliance launches their new website!

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Just before we head to the Gulf of Mexico, we are happy to announce our new website!  We will be integrating new features in the upcoming months but most importantly we upgraded our site to be “responsive”; which really means our site will be easy to view on your smartphone and Ipads.  Please add our new website to your favorites and stay tuned to fresh news from the Gulf!