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Here we offer a variety of articles written by ODA about our activities or issues of concern.


Aug 17 2017

Lawsuit to End Whale, Sea Turtle Entanglements in California Dungeness Crab Gear

Abandoned fishing lines wreak havoc on this whaleBig time pressure is being put on a California fishing agency to put an end to whales being entangled in Dungeness crab trap gear.

ODA has signed onto the letter as a supporting the legal action.

Read all about it!

Read more: Lawsuit to End Whale, Sea Turtle Entanglements in California Dungeness Crab Gear

Aug 03 2017

Removing Monofilament Fishing Line Makes Oahu Water Safer

Hawaii ODA Crew with "catch of the day"Our ODA Hawai'i Crew went out for another dive to China Wall. Because of ongoing fishing activities, there is a continual build-up of monofilament fishing line and other debris.

Check out their "catch of the day" and join in if you are a diver on Oahu!

Read more: Removing Monofilament Fishing Line Makes Oahu Water Safer

Jul 31 2017

Busy Summer Days at ODA

Seagull thinks styrofoam is foodEven with our Southern California boat in drydock for major (no-cost-to-us) upgrades, ODA has been busy on all other fronts: debris cleanups in Hawai'i, educational presentations, harbor cleanup, boat maintenance, and more.

Read our latest update to stay current with us!

Read more: Busy Summer Days at ODA

Jul 11 2017

National Marine Sanctuaries – No New Review Needed

ODA vessel in National Marine SanctuaryThe Trump administration gave notice that they are going to "review" the status of our National Marine Sanctuaries (NMS).

ODA does not believe this is necessary! Please read our quick overview on this subject and contact your government officials.

Read more: National Marine Sanctuaries – No New Review Needed

Jul 06 2017

Oahu’s China Wall Cleaned by ODA-HI Crew

Ocean Defender Alliance Hawaii Crew on rear deck"Ocean Defenders Alliance Hawai'i" is on the move!

The waters of Hawai'i Kai Harbor are a lot safer for marine life now that our ODA-HI crew performed a debris cleanup.

Check out their "catch of the day"!

Read more: Oahu’s China Wall Cleaned by ODA-HI Crew

Jun 13 2017

Fishing Site Loaded with Dangerous Ghost Gear

Ocean Defenders Crew with day's catch of ghost gearMaking coastal waters safer for migrating whales and all marine life is our goal.

We were real happy to be able to remove a plethora of debris from a site we just learned of. We'll be going back to get more of it asap!

Read more: Fishing Site Loaded with Dangerous Ghost Gear

Jun 09 2017

The Great Big Story

GBS cover imageWe are excited that Great Big Story came out on one of our outings to see what removing debris is all about!

Check out the great, short video coverage!

Read more: The Great Big Story

Jun 08 2017

New and Veteran Volunteers Remove Debris from LA Harbor

Ocean Defenders scuba diver filling lift bag to remove marine debrisThere is nothing more satisfying to our dedicated and hard-working volunteers than locating and removing hazardous ocean debris!

We want the oceans to be clean and safe for all types of marine life--from whales to the beautiful plants that grow on the ocean floor. Come along for this successful mission!

Read more: New and Veteran Volunteers Remove Debris from LA Harbor

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