World Record-Holding Freediver Herbert Nitsch Joins Board of Advisors.
The “Deepest Man On Earth” Will Serve as a Member of Sea Shepherd’s Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board. 23 December 2013
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is excited to announce Herbert Nitsch, the current freediving world champion, has joined the organization’s Board of Advisors. Nitsch joins as a member of Sea Shepherd’s Ocean Advocacy Advisory Board.
Nitsch joins a board of talented athletes and dedicated ocean advocates including professional surfer and five-time Womens’ ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) Tour world champion Stephanie Gilmore, world record-breaking freedivers Enzo and Patrizia Maiorca, professional surfer Dave “Rasta” Rastovich, and 11 time ASP World Champion Kelly Slater.
With freediving legend Enzo Maiorca
In the wild, dolphins swim about 100km per day, and surpass Herbert’s record of 253 meters with ease. In captivity they can only swim in small circles and reach a maximum depth of 4 meters.
Herbert wrote letters to Directors of the Zoo-Aquariums of Nürnberg and Duisberg. He appealed to them to follow the example of Switzerland and other European nations to stop purchase, import and use of dolphins for circus shows in their zoos.
Herbert supports PETA’s proposition to create a habitat for these dolphins in the Mediterranean.
OPERATION SIRACUSA & TAJI
Herbert went to Sicily to support Operation Siracusa against poaching in a local marine habitat. The Operation was organized by Enzo Maiorca and his daughter Patrizia.
At the same time, Sea Shepherd Italy made a wonderful video drawing attention to the ongoing slaughter of dolphins in Taji, Japan.
Patrizia, Captain Peter Hammerstedt and freedivers Mike Maric and Gianluca Genoni as well as Herbert participated in the film.
Herbert features in a documentary "The Phenomenon Human Being" (ZDF, Germany). On the 50.5' Beneteau, Herbert's team wore specially designed FREEDIVER-Sea Shepherd tank tops, and the yacht sailed the SSCS flag.
SAILING THE SEA SHEPHERD FLAG
HERBERT APPEALS TO ZOO DIRECTORS TO FREE DOLPHINS
WITH PAUL WATSON
SSCS AU in CZECH REPUBLIC
WITH CEO ALEX CORNELISSEN
SSCS SICILY, ITALY
HERBERT AND SEA SHEPHERD