Who We Are


Danielle Riley


Danielle has professionally worked in the mental health field for the past nine years with a counseling degree. She has been fascinated with the underwater world from a very young age. As she grew to appreciate the magnificent animals that spent their lives in the ocean, her soul was rattled deeply to learn of the dangers they faced because of human and environmental impacts. She learned of the realities of dolphin and whale captivity through documentaries such as “Blackfish” and “The Cove.” When captive dolphins arrived in her hometown of Scottsdale, AZ, she was compelled to be their voice. She has made it her life’s mission to end dolphin and whale captivity by educating the public, writing to legislators and orchestrating peaceful demonstrations.  In 2017 she decided to found a non-profit organization, Plea For The Sea, dedicated to keeping marine wildlife in their natural homes and educating the public on the adverse effects of single-use plastic.  She strongly feels that “the biggest threat to wildlife is expecting someone else to save it.” Her goal is to leave a footprint in this world that will make her children proud.

Jupiter, Florida

Seeking passionate volunteers to join us!

If you want to play an active role in reaching the community to help our oceans, we'd like to hear from you!

We are looking for graphic artists, writers, social media experts, educators and anyone well-versed in the issues facing marine wildlife and the ocean ecosystems.

Email us at pleaforthesea@gmail.com or message us through our Facebook page if you'd like to explore opportunities and put your passion to work.

Volunteers and Danielle Riley

Taking direct action

Plea for the Sea participates in hands-on events like beach and lake cleanups and we're looking for creative ways to help even more!

Have an idea for a future event or initiative? Let's talk.

We can't wait to work together with you to save our oceans for the generations of tomorrow.

Next Steps...

If you'd like to get involved in our efforts, we welcome you with open arms. We're looking for creative outreach ideas, fun lesson plans, community support for protests and much more. Join us and help the dolphins!