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


Nov 28 2016

Set Out for Net and Scored Traps Instead!

Ocean Defender Lisa Davis and recovered lobster trap on deckThis lovely lady is one of our crewmembers of the year!

Never one to shy away from hardwork, Lisa Davis, was part of this crew that removed a large amount of deadly ocean debris.

Come see what Lisa and the ocean conservation gang snagged!

Read more: Set Out for Net and Scored Traps Instead!

Nov 21 2016

Celebrate Good Times…and Clean Oceans

Kurt Leiber and Darlene SummersKool and the Gang’s lyrics say “celebrate good times” and for us at ODA, we have a lot of people to celebrate and be thankful for.

We’re sure glad we could gather with fellow ocean lovers to acknowledge the good work we’ve done together and commit to doing even more!

Check out the fun and pictures!

Read more: Celebrate Good Times…and Clean Oceans

Oct 20 2016

Fishing Gear Entangles Whale

Off the coast of Newport Beach, CA a humpback whale is entangledWe don't want to see whales in this situation anymore!

That's why we work hard to remove ghost gear from our coastal waters.

Recently, Newport Coastal Adventure documented this humpback whale, entangled in fishing line...

Read more: Fishing Gear Entangles Whale

Sep 29 2016

Hawai’i Chapter of ODA Launches First Expedition!

ODA Hawaii volunteer Boat & Dive Crew before departureHawai’i waters will be a lot more safe for marine life now that ODA-Hawai'i is on the scene!

We had a great first outing...

Read more: Hawai’i Chapter of ODA Launches First Expedition!

Sep 06 2016

Orange Slices TV Show Features Ocean Defenders Alliance

Orange Slices TV showlThe Orange County TV show Orange Slices featured Ocean Defenders Alliance (ODA) on August 10th.

This show “showcases the people, places, and things that make Orange County a great place to live.”

It's a wonderful video piece on ODA -- check it out! :)

Read more: Orange Slices TV Show Features Ocean Defenders Alliance

Aug 17 2016

Ghost Gear Removed Means More Healthy Ocean Life

ODA Diver Kim Cardenas with ghost netWe are so thankful for all of our hard-working Boat & Dive Crew!

Here you can see Diver Kim Cardenas locating an abanoned net. We are heading back soon to get it.

In the meantime, we removed other large and menacing items...

Read more: Ghost Gear Removed Means More Healthy Ocean Life

Aug 08 2016

Eyes on the Water

Whale in need of helpWhales off the coast of Southern California need our help!

They are swimming through a gaunlet of fishing lines and ghost gear.

Please join our "EYES ON THE WATER" effort! Come out on our boat and help us look for entangled whales. No skills needed other than that you love whales and want to help them!

Read more: Eyes on the Water

Aug 04 2016

Back in Action!: Anacapa Island Lobster Traps Removed

news 2016 07 31 011 Al lifting trap 1 800Several huge traps are no longer menacing the ocean wildlife of Anacapa Island!

Our crew had a huge haul, and we want to share the adventure with you.

Read more: Back in Action!: Anacapa Island Lobster Traps Removed

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