BlueVoice.org is an ocean conservation organization founded in 2000 by Hardy Jones and Ted Danson. Its mission is to protect dolphins, whales and other marine mammals and to raise popular awareness about the plight of the oceans. BlueVoice has fought to end the slaughter of dolphins in Japan and to expose the harmful levels of toxins in the marine environment. For some twenty five years members of the BlueVoice team have worked both to end the killing of dolphins andd whales and to explore the universe of dolphins in the open sea. Ample evidence now exists to show that dolphins are highly intelligent, social and sentient animals with brains and minds of equal magnitude to those of humans. Their films have brought this point of view to millions of viewers around the world. They have spent hundreds of days at sea with dolphins, killer whales and sperm whales and have experienced dolphins protecting us from sharks, met newborn calves and swum eye-to-eye with these magnificent animals from the Bahamas to Norway’s fjords to the Galapagos Islands. Please consider that at a time in history when we are constructing the world’s most sophisticated communications infrastructure on the internet we are dangerously neglecting the “infrastructure” which supports life on our planet. This is particularly true in the marine environment. Life in the oceans is in serious jeopardy and none of it is “backed up”: if it is destroyed it will never be recoverable.