Here we offer a variety of articles written by ODA about our activities or issues of concern.
As March gave way to April, on March 31st I moved the LegaSea up to Oxnard to be closer to the northern Channel Islands. The trip from San Pedro to Channel Islands Harbor is 54 miles, and it took 5 hours to complete the journey.
Our ODA-HI kick-off was great!
We have the best team, donated use of the perfect boat, and we even have support from the University of Hawai'i.
Come read all about it how these Ocean Defenders plan to keep ocean debris from marring this Paradise of the Pacific!
ODA is very proud to announce, our first official chapter:
Marine debris is a significant problem in the Aloha State's waters, with over 94 whale ghost gear entanglements since 2002.
Join us in celebrating the fact that whales and other marine life will be safer with ODA-HI on the job!
You 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 :)
For 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...