Editor's Note: This article orginally appeared in Oceana's Winter 2015 magazine. Click here to view the original article.
Recent national news stories have shown emaciated California sea lion pups being rescued and admitted to marine mammal rehabilitation centers. The sight of hundreds of withered sea lions is reminiscent of the all-too-recent California sea lion "unusual mortality event" in 2013 followed by a significant number of stranded and dead sea lions last year.
“The diversity of species, the high level of endemism, as well as the productivity of adjacent areas make the Gorringe Bank one of the most unique seamounts in the Northeast Atlantic, and its protection should be considered an urgent matter”.
I am pleased to announce that Oceana Canada, thanks to funding from the Wyss Foundation and several other generous Canadian and American donors, has launched, and that Joshua Laughren has begun leading Oceana Canada as its executive director.