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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

Jul 06 2016

Wetlands Plastic Debris - Your ODA Team is on the Job

Oceand Defending volunteers with pile of plastic trashWe can't help but share with you a quote by Margaret Meade right now: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

Yes, indeed, a small group of ocean defenders made a difference for the wildlife and waters at the wetlands of Bolsa Chica. See what they did!!

Read more: Wetlands Plastic Debris - Your ODA Team is on the Job

Jun 30 2016

NBC Los Angeles Covers ODA Efforts to Save Whales

NBC4 Los Angeles interviews Kurt LieberODA and the whales we work to defend got a few minutes on the news the other night!

We want as many people as possible to understand the problem lobster traps are causing whales on the coast of California.

Watch the two-minute piece!

Read more: NBC Los Angeles Covers ODA Efforts to Save Whales

Jun 28 2016

Whale Entanglements: A preventable problem

news 2016 06 28 blue whale nbcSad news: another whale entangled in ghost gear off the coast os Southern California.

Watch our 30-second video to see what your Ocean Defenders are doing to prevent these gentle giants from suffering because of manmade debris.

Photo credit: KNBC Los Angeles

Read more: Whale Entanglements: A preventable problem

Jun 15 2016

Hauling and stalling in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

news 160615 1 01 2016 06 12 Crew before departure 800wOn Sunday, June 12th, we headed out of Channel Islands Harbor (Oxnard, CA) to see about fulfilling Mr. (Bob) Barker’s LegaSea; of course we did this on our our conservation vessel of the same name.

As soon as we pushed past the harbor breakwall, I could tell we were going to have excellent conditions for motoring out to Anacapa Island.  Seas were flat, and even though there was thick cloud cover, the clouds were up at 3,000 feet or so.  We could not only see Anacapa in its entirety, we could also see Santa Cruz Island from one end to the other.  Wow, what a remarkable scene!

Read more: Hauling and stalling in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

Jun 05 2016

Defending marine life for World Oceans Day!

Abandoned net from under Newport Beach pierWith summer now in full swing, your ODA team finally got the chance to remove an abandoned net found by Jim McKeeman and Mike Coufer.

The deadly net was underneath the Newport Beach (CA) pier, and we’d been trying to remove it for 2 months! Unfortunately, high winds and big waves forced us to cancel 7 dives in a row. It felt like destiny that we removed this deadly net so close to World Oceans Day (June 8th), and we are thrilled to be able to accomplish this achievement for the seas!

Read more: Defending marine life for World Oceans Day!

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