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Jan 31 2016

Droning on About Efficiency

Ocean Defenders Alliance reconnaissance drone 'Lectric LindaThe newest piece of equipment in our arsenal to work for a debris-free sea!

Meet 'Lectric Linda - a helicopter drone, making our expeditions more efficient and effective.

Come see what she can do!

Read more: Droning on About Efficiency

Dec 31 2015

Lobster Trap Lines and Remnants Removed

Ocean Defenders Dive and Boat Crew with recovered lobster trap lines and remnantsYou may have heard about whales getting entangled in trap lines?

Our dedicated crew has removed 400 feet of this dangerous stuff!

Read and see the pics :)

Read more: Lobster Trap Lines and Remnants Removed

Dec 15 2015

Entanglements Impact on Whales

Whale entangled in fishing gearFor as yet unknown reasons, we have seen a four times increase in whale entanglements this year on the West Coast. 

Typically, we will get 12-14 per year, but have had over 60 reported sightings and 45 confirmed entanglements! This is not acceptable. See what we are learning...

Read more: Entanglements Impact on Whales

Dec 10 2015

Lost Fishing Nets Removed Making Ocean Safer

Ocean Defender volunteer Brooke in RIB with recovered nets.Our good relationship with commercial fishermen got us this booty!

Commercial fishing gear is continually being lost, but ODA is always ready to go haul it out and make the oceans a cleaner and safer place. The "alliance" in our name means this includes YOU! :)

Read more: Lost Fishing Nets Removed Making Ocean Safer

Nov 29 2015

Row of Traps and Lines - A Gauntlet for Whales

ODA Dive & Boat Crew with marine debris they removed.Lobster fishermen set a line of traps set along the boundary between Palos Verdes and Santa Monica Bay.

This becomes a gauntlet for whales to traverse without getting entangled in the lines.

We are determined to make sure no illegally set traps deter the whales passing!

Read more: Row of Traps and Lines - A Gauntlet for Whales

Nov 10 2015

Removing Traps from Hawthorne Reef

Crew with "catch of the day"Our crew looks pretty relaxed now, but you should see all the work they did on this day!

Patroling a Marine Protected Area, hauling up heavy debris, and traps. We were busy...

Read more: Removing Traps from Hawthorne Reef

Oct 30 2015

ODA Wins Scuba Diving magazine's 'Sea Hero of the Year' award!

Scuba Diving magazine's "SEA HERO OF THE YEAR" to Kurt LieberA great honor was given to our Founder and President Kurt Lieber.

He was named Scuba Diving magazine's "SEA HERO OF THE YEAR"!

Please celebrate this with the whole ODA crew and then let's dive back in together and keep working for clean and healthy oceans.

Read more: ODA Wins Scuba Diving magazine's 'Sea Hero of the Year' award!

Oct 26 2015

Celebrating the Oceans with Channel Islands Divers

ODA Founder and President Kurt Lieber with Channel Island DiversODA made a visit to Channel Islands Divers club for their monthly meeting at Pirates Restaurant.

It was an enjoyable and educational night for all!

Check out the fun...

Read more: Celebrating the Oceans with Channel Islands Divers

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