We raise money

to develop enduring conservation solutions from pioneering research
to nurture local conservation action and education
to champion international protection
to inspire a new generation of Ocean Guardians

Who are we?

Ocean Giants Trust is an international conservation charity, which protects the ocean’s largest and most threatened marine species, and their biologically important habitats.

What do we do?

Responding to the global threat of extinction to some of the most iconic species on the planet, we believe that only through integrating international research, with local marine conservation and education will Ocean Giants survive and thrive.

Who do we work with?

Working exclusively with both internationally renowned scientists, and local project partners we offer a new, refreshing and more effective approach to the understanding and protection of Ocean Giants.

Support Ocean Giants Trust

If you would like to donate to the ongoing work of Ocean Giants Trust, please give here to help us in our mission to save Ocean Giants from extinction.

Whether you set up a monthly payment or want to make a single donation, your support will help to enable projects that focus on research and education that drives the conservation of marine megafauna species.

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  • @chelseamayerphotography: “The ocean doesn’t always look like this- but boy oh boy, do I live for the moments when it does” •
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However, not all dolphins get to live in the wild.
How does captivity affect dolphins & whales?

Kidnapped, imprisoned and forced to perform. For an individual who is used to swimming many miles every day, a tank is a featureless prison cell. Most whales and dolphins live in complex family groups – with generations often staying together their whole lives. Life in an aquarium can mean separation from their families, and even being kept alone. • Shorter lives – the death rate for captive orcas is 2.5 times higher than in the wild. Bottlenose dolphins and belugas also have higher death rates in captivity than in the wild.
• Attacks – frustration can cause captive whales and dolphins to attack each other and sometimes trainers and members of the public.
• Repetitive behaviours – in confinement, whales and dolphins may swim endlessly in circles, lie on the floor of the tank for many hours, chew on the sides of the pool and repeat the same patterns of behaviour over and over.
• Dorsal fin collapse – orcas kept in tanks spend most of their time swimming in endless circles, causing their tall dorsal fins to collapse to one side. Dorsal fin collapse happens to 1% of wild orcas. 100% of captive male adult orcas have collapsed dorsal fins.
• Drugs – some parks give captive whales and dolphins tranquillisers to relieve the stress that they are feeling.  We need to END THE DEMAND. 
Educate others about dolphin parks. Get them to watch Blackfish the movie. Put pressure on local governments to stop the capture of wild animals. .
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#discoverocean #whales #whalewatching #wilddolphins #endcaptivity #dolphins #saveouroceans #saveourseas #dolphinwatching
  • As you may know, OGT have joined forces with Plymouth University to offer students a series of scholarships. The students are working directly with international marine conservation organisations whilst completing their studies. 
The 10 scholars have created their own Instagram account - 
@ogt.plymouth. 
Supporting OGT Plymouth by attending events or donating will help to fund and promote marine conservation through education, conducting scientific research, furthering the understanding of marine ecosystems and developing enduring solutions to protect them. Finally, you help create pioneering opportunities for students to work with worldwide conservation groups. 
To follow their work & to track their events, give them a follow! 
Ocean Giants Trust Plymouth: on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. .
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  • Repost• @wwf_uk: Did you see the 'bubble net feeding' scene in #SevenWorldsOnePlanet?
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Humpback whales work together in a group, swimming in a shrinking circle and blowing bubbles to force krill towards the surface. It's mesmerising! 🐋
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#whales #oceangiants #humpback #documentary #wildlife #saveouroceans
  • Globally it's estimated that approximately 52% of all sea turtles have eaten plastic. 
Further research by the University of Exeter examined the way plastics affect mortality rates for sea turtles internationally - 91% of turtles entangled in discarded fishing gear died.

REDUCE and REUSE. When you can’t - RECYCLE.

Say no to plastic straws, containers & unnecessary packaging, invest in a keep cup and refillable water bottle, don’t ditch your cigarette butts on the ground.

We have a long way to go and corporations and governments have a massive responsibility to take action.
But we can still look to ourselves to make changes in our own lives.
Every little helps. 
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#plastic #plasticfree #plasticfree #plasticpollution #saveouroceans #saveourplanet #saveourseas #oceanpollution #sustainability #sustainableliving #saynotoplastic