Sea Shepherd Tampa Chapter
The Tampa Chapter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society covers most of Florida and helps to raise awareness of what is happening locally and to the world's oceans. From illegal netting, to whaling, to turtle egg poaching, to shark finning and more. We volunteer our time and energy to helping save the oceans for everyone. We also work on local campaigns in Florida to save our own ocean wildlife and habitats.
We educate and raise funds by attending markets and festivals, hosting movie screenings, hosting fundraisers, and partnering with other conservation groups.
Founded in 1977 by Captain Paul Watson as a marine wildlife conservation organization. Sea Shepherd works to end the slaughter of precious wildlife and the destruction of habitat in the world's oceans. Sea Shepherd has an unwavering commitment to the whales, dolphins, sharks, sea turtles, seals, sea birds, plankton and more. All of these creatures are vital to the very health and wellbeing of our oceans and our planet. In the words of Captain Watson, "If the oceans die, we die.”