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


Apr 20 2018

ODA Partners in Monster Net Removal at Kailua Beach

ODA with pile of removed netKailua Beach is about 1500 pounds lighter after we removed a monster pile of nets!

Thanks to ODA volunteers and Lianne Cameron & Todd Branson of 808Cleanups, we were able to cut-up, load up, and remove a huge amount of nasty ghost gear. Just like we do in Southern California, ODA-Hawai'i is committed to cleaning up the waters and beaches of the shores of beautiful Ohau.

Read more: ODA Partners in Monster Net Removal at Kailua Beach

Apr 19 2018

Students Using ROV Assist with Marine Debris Removal

Crew with catch of the dayYou want to know who's awesome? Students who love science and want to be part of defending the oceans, that's who!

That's what we did recently with high schoolers--defend the ocean. Using an ROV, they located debris and volunteer divers from the County of Ventura’s Rescue Dive Team retrieved it! Come along and see what we did!

Read more: Students Using ROV Assist with Marine Debris Removal

Apr 17 2018

Dockside Dinner and Drinks 2018

ODA annual fundraiserIf you weren't there this year, you gotta join us next year!

Our annual event was a hit, but the best thing about it was the camaraderie and shared bond of the guests with a common goal: We are all working together for clean, debris-free oceans!

We give boatloads of thanks to everyone who came and/or donated to this evening's fundraiser; your support of this life-saving cause is much appreciated! Speical thanks to our musical entertainment The Shenanigan’s Band, led by Christy Coffey! And big kudos to everyone who volunteered and made it a great night.

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Apr 02 2018

Testing, Training, Trap Tracking and Removal

news 009 2018 03 08 Gray whale tail crop 600These are the animals you and ODA protect!

Our mission is to remove man-made debris so gray whales and common dolphins and all other marine life can traverse the waters without entanglement.

Read about our current activities and see some more great pics of these beautiful marine mammals!

Read more: Testing, Training, Trap Tracking and Removal

Mar 12 2018

ODA-HI Volunteers Remove Ghost Gear and Multiple Abandoned Nets

ODA-HI Crew with pile of netsODA-HI is kicking butt and taking...nets!!

Our volunteers have been busy removing hazardous nets, lines, and fishing gear.

Come along and see what they've been up to!

Read more: ODA-HI Volunteers Remove Ghost Gear and Multiple Abandoned Nets

Mar 06 2018

Dockside Dinner & Drinks

ODA Dockside 2018Join us for a celebration of the ocean at our annual fundraiser Dockside Dinner and Drinks!

Saturday, April 7th at 5:30pm

Tour the boat, eat great food, sip on beer or wine, listen to great music, and enjoy the company of your fellow ocean conservationists...all while supporting your favorite cause!

Read more: Dockside Dinner & Drinks

Feb 28 2018

Whale Disentanglement Team (WET) Continues Training ODA

Gray whale with tail cut off by fishing gearAt our NOAA Whale Entanglement Team meeting (exclusive for ODA volunteers!!), we learned so much about how we're going to be able to help free whales from fishing gear entangled around their bodies.

At our meeting, we learned about the gray whale pictured at left who was recently photographed off Newport Beach, CA by Brooke Palmer of East Meets West Excursions. Our hearts break at this sight and we are further resolved to get this destructive abandoned fishing gear out of our oceans!

Read more: Whale Disentanglement Team (WET) Continues Training ODA

Feb 08 2018

Tracking Traps to Protect Whales and All Marine Life

ODA Volunteer points out trapsAll sides!

That's how we have to attack the problem of marine debris: from all sides!

So, in addition to diving in and cleaning up the debris, ODA is working on the frontend to eliminate the gaunlet of traps that whales face on our coastline. Come learn more about what we're doing...

Read more: Tracking Traps to Protect Whales and All Marine Life

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