DOLPHINS DYING IN TUNA NETS

SCREEN CAPTURES OF UNDERCOVER VIDEO

(Warning! These graphic screen captures show dolphins dying in tuna nets.)

In 1988, biologist Samuel LaBudde signed aboard a Panamanian-flagged tuna fishing vessel in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Using a video camera onboard, LaBudde recorded the deaths of hundreds of dolphins in tuna nets. The video electrified the nation and led to the "Dolphin Safe" tuna program that has dramatically reduced dolphin mortality around the world. These screen captures are taken from LaBudde's original 8mm video:

 
Dolphins suspended in purse seine tuna net
Dolphins snared in purse seine tuna net
Baby dolphin dumped from the net
Dead dolphins being dragged off the deck

International Marine Mammal Project
300 Broadway, suite 28    San Francisco, CA  94133
415/788-3666
or fax 415/788-7324
marinemammal@earthisland.org