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William Shatner Teams Up With Greenpeace to Protect the “Grand Canyons of the Sea”

4 April 2013

Source: Oceans inc.

Greenpeace has launched a new video featuring the voice of William Shatner calling for the North Pacific Marine Fisheries Council to protect the Bering Sea canyons from industrial fishing.

The “Save Kipper” public service announcement features a happy menagerie of domesticated animals--a fish named Kipper, a dog named Sparky, a bird named Boozer, and a cat named Fluffy--all of which have their homes shockingly destroyed by methods ranging from fire to a power saw.

“We wouldn’t let this happen to Kipper, Sparky, Boozer, or Fluffy,” Mr. Shatner says in the video, “In the ocean, it’s worse.”

“In the ocean, especially in the Bering Sea,habitat destruction by industrial fishing fleets is even more shockingly ruinous than a flaming cat tree or demolished dog house,” Jackie Dragon, Greenpeace USA senior oceans campaigner said. “There’s no rebuilding the ancient habitat that is being destroyed.”

“Alaska’s Bering Sea is home to one of the most remarkable places in the world, an area so rich with life scientists call it ‘the Green Belt.’ Here, the ‘Grand Canyons of the Sea’ support an extraordinary ecosystem that includes fish, crab, skates, endangered sea lions, orcas, and humpback whales, but it all starts with the fragile corals and sponges on the sea floor.”

For more, go to:

http://www.oceansinc.org/2013/04/william-shatner-teams-up-with.html

and

beringseacanyons.org