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Dec 12 2018

Beach Cleanup in Southern California

news 000 Before afterRain washes trash from inland to the ocean.

Help us STOP IT from getting there!

Join Captain Kurt and other ocean defenders like you to clean Seal Beach in Southern California - Sunday, December 16th at 9:30am. Visit this webpage or email

Read more: Beach Cleanup in Southern California

Dec 04 2018

Northern California Crab Traps Tracked by ODA

Trap Trackers take flightShocking is the word.

Crab traps everywhere! No wonder whales get entangled.

We're on mission to do something about it and you can join us! Read Captain Kurt's story about their recent Trap Trackers outing and flight...

Read more: Northern California Crab Traps Tracked by ODA

Nov 28 2018

ODA Tracks Traps in Central California

Elephant sealTrap Trackers strike again!

ODA tackles the issue of whale entanglement from multiple facets. On the "frontend", we record the location of traps to fight to get them set farther apart to allow whales to pass between the lines. On the "backend", we remove illegal and abandoned traps.

Check out the outing and Track Traps with us...

Read more: ODA Tracks Traps in Central California

Nov 12 2018

Squid and Gill Nets Cleared from Artificial Reef

Crew w catch o the dayMurky fog did its best to obstruct our view, but it could not stop our determined ghost-gear-removing volunteers!

You’ll be impressed with the huge haul they managed to get.

Check it out!

Read more: Squid and Gill Nets Cleared from Artificial Reef

Oct 17 2018

Captain Kurt to Give Talk at Burroughs Nature Club

Captain Kurt talkCome see Captain Kurt give a presentation at Burroughs Nature Club.

He will talk about the problems of ghost fishing gear and what Ocean Defenders Alliance is doing about it.

Visit this link to learn more about the event. Hope to see you there!

Read more: Captain Kurt to Give Talk at Burroughs Nature Club

Oct 10 2018

So Cal Underwater Radio Tower Gets Cleaned

Female crew hauling in netWe're thankful to have Captain Dave Merrill "at the wheel"

He navigated the LegaSea to a location where our crew could remove hundreds of pounds of abandoned gill and squid net.

See what this 14-person crew dragged out of the sea!

Read more: So Cal Underwater Radio Tower Gets Cleaned

Oct 08 2018

Honokohau Harbor Cleanup Kick-off

Crew with 5,000 pounds of marine debrisWhat an amazing team of Ocean Defenders on the Big Island!

5,000 pounds of debris removed in less that thow hours! Can you believe it?!

We'll be back to do it again. This is just the first of our new quarterly cleanups at Honokohau Harbor. We hope you can join us on the docks or under the water...or just support us from afar! We need you!! And thank you!!!

Read more: Honokohau Harbor Cleanup Kick-off

Sep 19 2018

Opportunity to Cleanup Honokohau Harbor

Lemon NudibranchBig Island friends!! Please join us for this awesome opportunity to defend our oceans!

We're going to start cleaning Honokohau Harbor on a monthly basis. The beautiful marine life that lives there deserves our help.

DETAILS: Saturday, September 29th at Honokohau Harbor. We need all hands on deck: 1) divers; 2) people to help onshore; 3) someone who knows first aid. Read more and see photos here.

Read more: Opportunity to Cleanup Honokohau Harbor

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