Blog: Oceans

Finding a sense of porpoise.

Posted by Willie — 19 May 2016 at 11:00am - Comments
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Being a porpoise looks rubbish.

Dolphins look like they have fun. They even look like they seek out fun. Okay, the fixed grins make them seem perpetually happy but let’s be honest - when was the last time you saw a porpoise jumping out of the water or heard a friend gushing about an *amazing* experience seeing porpoises?

There’s good reason that porpoises don’t have the wow factor of dolphins: and it’s not just that they have bad PR people.

Waitrose, Tesco and now Sainsbury’s?

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 11 May 2016 at 11:54am - Comments
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It’s been an epic 10 days for the future of sustainable tuna in the UK

Tesco says it will ban John West if they don’t stop trashing the ocean

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 29 April 2016 at 2:23pm - Comments
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Silky sharks swimming around a FAD in the Indian Ocean

Tesco, the biggest retailer in the UK, has threatened to ban John West’s tuna if they don’t stop using destructive fishing practices! 

John West caught red handed in the Indian Ocean - thanks to you!

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 21 April 2016 at 2:59pm - Comments

Greenpeace crew, currently on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean, have found a destructive fishing device (FAD) that has been deployed by a John West supplier. We know this thanks to your research on John West tuna cans coming from the region. 

On the trail of John West dirty tuna in the Indian ocean

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 18 April 2016 at 4:22pm - Comments
Illustration of a ship with the hashtag Not Just Tuna
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1 in 5 tins of tuna worldwide are produced by Thai Union

Today, the Greenpeace ship, The Esperanza, set sail in the Indian Ocean to peacefully tackle unsustainable fishing by the world’s largest tuna company, Thai Union (the owner of John West in the UK)

11 awe-inspiring British wildlife-watching moments from #IntotheWild

Posted by Danielle Boobyer — 16 April 2016 at 1:02pm - Comments
Common dolphins leaping from the ocean
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Common dolphins swim in Scotland

We’ve fallen in love with British wildlife all over again this week thanks to the wonderful nature footage on BBC’s Into the Wild.

5 Lesser-Known Threats to the Fragile Arctic Ocean

Posted by Emily Buchanan — 15 April 2016 at 4:44pm - Comments
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Eve Lloyd Knight

You probably know that climate change is melting Arctic ice with astonishing speed. While some hear a warning bell, others see a business opportunity and as the ice disappears, oil companies and fishing fleets are moving further north than ever before, keen to exploit the unexplored ocean opening up at the top of the world.

And our survey says...Ban the bead!

Posted by Alice H — 14 April 2016 at 3:53pm - Comments
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Toothpaste with microbeads

Many people may not yet be aware of what microbeads are. But one thing is for sure, when they learn that they're found in everyday products like face scrubs and toothpastes, and that they end up in our oceans and threaten marine wildlife, there is one popular reaction…

Ban them.

How you CAN help us uncover dirty tuna!

Posted by Hélène Bourges — 13 April 2016 at 3:45pm - Comments

Last year, Greenpeace confronted John West over a broken promise. Back in 2011, they promised customers that 100% of their tuna would be caught sustainably by the end of this year. But as of today, they’ve only reached 2% of that target. This means a whopping 98% of their tuna is caught in a way which often kills animals like endangered turtles, sharks and baby tuna.

Floaty McFloatface: The New Name For Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior Ship

Posted by Anonymous — 1 April 2016 at 8:25am - Comments
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Floaty McFloatface

We're pleased to announce that, as of today, Greenpeace has renamed its iconic ship - the Rainbow Warrior - to Floaty McFloatface.

The step has been taken as part of a Greenpeace drive to rebrand for the 21st Century, helping to make the organisation relevant to the Millennial generation.

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