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