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Jan 04 2018

Hawai’i Preparatory Academy Cares About the Ocean

Kurt Lieber talks to HPA studentsThe future is bright in Hawai'i!

ODA got to meet some really bright and caring young ocean conservationists. They gave us a very special welcome...

Read more: Hawai’i Preparatory Academy Cares About the Ocean

Jan 02 2018

Kohala Divers and ODA Join in Inaugural Debris Removal Dive

Kohala Divers volunteer crew with catch of the dayYou want to meet some divers who "walk the talk" (or would that be "dive the jive"?!)?

Our new Kohala Diver partner volunteers did a GREAT job on their first debris removal outing. Come along and see..

Read more: Kohala Divers and ODA Join in Inaugural Debris Removal Dive

Dec 13 2017

Huge net retrieved = huge goal achieved

Todd and Jae hauling netODA Hawai’i had an epic day on the Big Island!

Awesome new volunteers, led by Kurt Lieber and Jae Robertson removed 700 pounds of deadly abandoned fishing net, along with lines and other debris.

You've to see these great pictures -- the hard work and dedication is inspiring! Let's keep on cleaning our coastal waters together!

Read more: Huge net retrieved = huge goal achieved

Nov 30 2017

ODA’s Trap Trackers are clearing the way for whales in Laguna Beach!

Laguna trap lineYou’ve been hearing about record numbers of whales entangled each year.

You know derelict nets, lines, and traps (“ghost gear”) remain a massive and deadly issue.

…so what can you do to make a difference?

Well, I’m here to tell you that all is not lost!  ODA’s volunteer base is still here, and we’re expanding our life-saving work into new areas of California and Hawai’i.

Read more: ODA’s Trap Trackers are clearing the way for whales in Laguna Beach!

Nov 01 2017

ODA Trains with the NOAA Whale Entanglement Team

Training with grappling hookIs this cool or what?!

Two ODA team members got to train with NOAA's Whale Entanglement Team!

Now when we get the horrible news that a whale has been sighted with debris attached to it, we can help. Check out what the training session is like!

Read more: ODA Trains with the NOAA Whale Entanglement Team

Oct 26 2017

Fishing Lines and Lead Weights Litter Oahu’s Ocean Floor

ODA Expedition Leader Mary Christensen giving briefing

You've heard the saying "out of sight, out of mind." Well, marine debris is out of our everyday sight and tends to be out of mind for many people, but ODA is always aware of its damaging presence in our oceans.

Even in the beautiful blue waters of Oahu, Hawaii, abandoned fishing gear lurks on the sea floor, damaging ocean flora and fauna. That's why the ODA-HI Crew set out again to remove as much of the ghost gear as possible. You'll want to hear about their expedition -- click the link below!

Read more: Fishing Lines and Lead Weights Litter Oahu’s Ocean Floor

Oct 19 2017

Seal Beach Nat'l Wildlife Refuge’s Special Cleanup a Success

ODA Crew with days catchODA had the great good fortune to be included in a huge wildlife refuge cleanup!

We'd love to share the happy tale with you. Oh yeah, and we've got even more to tell you because did some additional related cleanup to the area.

Read more: Seal Beach Nat'l Wildlife Refuge’s Special Cleanup a Success

Oct 12 2017

Marine Wildlife Affected by the Health of Coral in Oahu

Dave Christensen and crew loading bucketsOn their monthly debris removal outing, our ODA-HI Crew removed a lot of fishing line, hooks, and other debris from a coral bed near China Walls.

Volunteer Westley Bagsby took some great underwater shots to document the removal. Boatloads of thanks to Westley and the entire crew!

Read more: Marine Wildlife Affected by the Health of Coral in Oahu

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