SandyHook SeaLife Foundation™
Your Choices Matter - Take Marine Conservation Personally!
Our ocean is in trouble.
We've dumped too much in - we've fished too much out.
The good news is that we can help improve ocean health if everyone is onboard. Please join SSF's Film Campaign to spread the news.
Remember - your choices matter so take it personally - here's what else you can do.
Support SSF's Film Campaign
The Swordfish Hunters
Who's already onboard?
(Recommended reading - U N Atlas of the Oceans)
Tom Armbruster's personal experience, The Swordfish Hunters is an emotional snapshot of the fear, boredom and exhilaration of the hunt for giant fish over the deepest canyons of the North Atlantic. Interweaving biological descriptions of marine life, area history, colorful characters and nautical superstition, The Swordfish Hunters is an exciting ocean adventure.
The Swordfish Hunters is also a serious look at the the reasons we need to change how we treat the ocean - the young fish caught before they can reproduce, the tons of floating garbage, the thousands of dolphins, birds, turtles and non-targeted fish that die in the name of fishing - in short, our human impact on the ocean. Thomas Armbruster's voice for marine conservation highlights the terrible waste of by-catch, deadly plastic gyres, deeply polluted waters and declining fisheries. The raw imagery of this film will draw public attention to the plight of an endangered ocean.
There is hope. Embedding conservation messages throughout this adventure, the author inspires us by offering simple ways each of us can bring about sea change. Individual actions, no matter how small, will help to improve and protect a shattered marine ecosystem while there's still time.
Dr. Thomas Armbruster, marine biologist, diver, physician and recreational/commercial fisherman launched SandyHook SeaLife Foundation in 2006.
SSF is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
~ssf vision - comprehensive public support for the protection of our endangered marine environment
ssf mission - to promote marine conservation via entertaining solutions-based education, volunteerism and political action
ssf focus - the status of highly migratory predators (sharks, swordfish, tuna and billfish), sustainable fisheries and marine animal populations
ssf philosophy - individual actions matter - take it personally.
SSF supports NCMC/National Coalition for Marine Conservation,Blue Frontier Campaign, Shark Alliance International, New Jersey Environmental Lobby& Healthy Oceans Coalition for the National Oceans Policy
"It is easy to think of ourselves as existing on a higher, separate plane from all other life on this planet, but this is not true... The price of this attitude is disconnection, a deep separateness from Nature that allows us to do to other creatures and to entire species - and ultimately to ourselves - things that are unforgiveable."
In Pursuit of Giants, Matt Rigney
Thomas Armbruster, MD
Director, Outreach & Development
Mary M. Hamilton
Marine Conservation through Education, Volunteerism, Political Action
Supporting WildOceans (formerly National Coalition for Marine Conservation), Healthy Oceans Coalition, The Ocean Project,
Shark Alliance International, New Jersey Environmental Lobby
Phone: 609.953.2677 E-mail: SHSLFoundation@aol.com
Mailing Address: 326 Stokes Rd. #372 Medford, NJ 08055 USA