Friday, February 28, 2014

Oceana - really?

Oceana ad - totally misleading.

Have you seen this?
Yes Oceana are once again screaming victory - which begs the question, was it one?
And was it for them to claim?

Wasting Donations 

I recently learned of this website
When you register for a free account you will see the CEO of Oceana, Andy Sharpless took home $242,612 of your donation money in 2012. Must be nice. A simple search will also reveal that Sharpless is among 9 other executives at Oceana that earned a combined $1,598,613 in 2012. Oceana spent $894,836 on travel expenses alone in 2012. The salaries of these top 10 executives at Oceana and the travel expenses in one year alone equal close to Leonardo DiCaprio’s generous $3mil donation.
Perhaps Oceana should use donations for actual effective ocean conservation rather than using it for personal agenda? Or maybe Oceana should focus on lowering their overhead a tad? Or how about just being honest? Sigh.
Wow - just wow.
To put things into perspective, running the Great Fiji Shark Count for one full year = two month-long nationwide counts + data analysis costs less that 5,000.00 bucks.

Makes me wanna puke.


Shark Diver said...

Mike, we just need to claim more victories and maybe they'll throw money at us also.

Screw it, I'd rather do something that helps the sharks.

DaShark said...

Amen brother!

Jonathan Gonzalez said...

Thank you for sharing a link to my post. Makes me want to puke, too.