Oceanic Preservation Society

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Oceanic Preservation Society
Oceanic Preservation Society (logo).jpg
Abbreviation OPS
Formation 2005
Purpose Marine conservation
Headquarters Boulder, Colorado
Executive director
Louie Psihoyos
Website opsociety.org

The Oceanic Preservation Society is a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes marine conservation and environmentalism and addresses issues such as animal rights and censorship.[1] It was founded in 2005 by photographer and current executive director Louie Psihoyos and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jim Clark.[2][3] In 2009, OPS released The Cove,[4] a documentary film that describes the annual killing of dolphins in a national park at Taiji, Wakayama.[5]

The organization's second documentary, Racing Extinction, focuses on the mass extinction of species, disappearance of coral reefs, and the rise of toxins in the ocean.[6]


  1. ^ "Oceanic Preservation Society: About Us". Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ "'Cove' Director Surfaces Deep (And Dark) Secrets". NPR. July 30, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ Rohter, Larry (July 16, 2009). "In a Killing Cove, Siding With Dolphins". The New York Times. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Oceanic Preservation Society - The Cove Movie". Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Dolphin slaughter film a hit at Sundance". The Japan Times. January 27, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Dolphin-hunting film gets mixed reaction in Tokyo". Victoria Advocate.com. October 21, 2009. Retrieved September 12, 2010. 

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