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Jun 13 2018

Marine Protected Area Cleaned by ODA

ODA Boat & Dive Crew cleand debris Veteran ODA SCUBA divers Bob Walls and Kim Cardenas were happy to be supported by an all-female deck crew (not everyone pictured here)!

We were happy to remove ghost gear from a specially protected area in Southern California waters. Read our field report with photos to see how it went!

Read more: Marine Protected Area Cleaned by ODA

Jun 07 2018

Southern California Ghost Gear Recovery

Crab in jailNothing is better than removing a killer lobster trap...

Except freeing the animals that were stuck in it!!

Come along with the ODA-So Cal Crew and see their success...

Read more: Southern California Ghost Gear Recovery

May 30 2018

Big Island’s ‘Trail of Tears’ Freed of Trash and Fishing Gear

ODA-HI Crew dives to recover marine debrisODA-HI's had a fun and productive outing on our recent debris removal dive on our partner Jack’s Diving Locker's vessel.

We're determined to keep our coastal waters and beaches free from trash and ghost gear!

Thank you for making it a reality!

Read more: Big Island’s ‘Trail of Tears’ Freed of Trash and Fishing Gear

May 24 2018

Oahu’s Spitting Caves Cleaned of Marine Debris

ODA-Hawaii Divers clean debrisBig shout-out to our awesome ODA-HI Boat & Dive Crew!

They removed hundreds of pounds and hundreds of feet of coral-smothering and life-killing debris.

Volunteer Ken Staples got some great underwater shots you’ll want to see!

Read more: Oahu’s Spitting Caves Cleaned of Marine Debris

May 23 2018

Killer Traps Kill No More

ODA Crew with 3 recovered lobster trapsOur SCUBA divers ROCK!

Yes, even in the murkiest of water, they can find killer traps and remove them.

Come along for this very productive debris-removal dive…

Read more: Killer Traps Kill No More

May 15 2018

Derelict Fishing Gear Removed from Huntington Harbor

Lobster trap being removed from oceanODA's awesome Boat & Dive Crews rise to the challenges they face!

Murky waters and rough seas didn't stop these ocean defenders from ridding the sea of some nasty debris.

Read more: Derelict Fishing Gear Removed from Huntington Harbor

May 07 2018

Earth Day Cleanups on the Big Island of Hawaii

ODA cleans Puako BeachFor Earth Day, ODA participated in a worldwide ocean cleanup effort organized by Sylvia Earle's Mission Blue.

We're happy to have been at two cleanups on the Big Island. Huge Mahalo to everyone who came out to help!

Read more: Earth Day Cleanups on the Big Island of Hawaii

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

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