Joanna Toole

Joanna Toole on the beach at a clean up for the Sea Change campaign

Former Sea Change campaign lead for World Animal Protection

Joanna was a proud member of the Wildlife Team at World Animal Protection. Committed to the protection of all animals, but the underwater world and the animals within it were her greatest passion

Joanna's blogs follow her work on our Sea Change campaign – working towards a future where marine animals are free from the risk of being entangled in ghost fishing gear, and where industry and governments are committed to maintaining ghost gear-free seas.

Read stories about projects protecting the world's oceans, the great partnerships we have, the Sea Change champions met along the way and of course the sea animals we are protecting.

Debris collected by volunteers at a Surfers Against Sewage beach clean on Perranporth beach, Cornwall

6 creative ways to tackle ghost gear

Posted on 04/06/2015 by former employee Joanna Toole

From socks to doormats, puppies to Christmas trees, get inspired by some of these amazing creative solutions to ghost gear from around the world.

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A tale of a lucky humpback whale

Posted on 15/05/2015 by former employee Joanna Toole

Things were not looking good for a young humpback whale found tangled up in rope off the coast of Cape Cod last week. Thankfully, help was at hand.