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Apr 16 2014

By Founder and President Kurt Lieber

Kurt Lieber releases two lobsters that were trapped in cages!As you may recall, last month we were alerted to an unattached net within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, just off the coast of Anacapa Island near a site called Frenchy's Cove.  We removed about 600 pounds of squid net on March 30th, but we ran out of air and couldn't get it all.  This time, we were going back to the site with re-breather (RB) divers who can stay down for over three hours if necessary.  And I thought we'd need them since we didn't know how much more net was left to remove.

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Apr 08 2014

ODA shares at school

By Founder and President Kurt Lieber

Kurt Lieber teaches ocean conservation education and the kids ask questions!In addition to conducting debris removal dives, I've been giving lots of presentations lately.

I thought I'd share a couple of them with you, including some pictures of the fun!  I sure wish that during my school years, I had had the opportunity to learn about issues like ocean health from people who were working in the field. My hope is that the pictures and video I share with these students will bring these issues to life for them.

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