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Feb 20 2019

ODA-HI Oahu Dive Team Removes Ghost Gear

ODA UW Diver removing debrisA lot of coral off Spitting Caves is "breathing easier" since 13 ODA-Hawai’i (ODA-HI) volunteers removed almost 1,000 feet of fishing line that was entangling it!

That and more was hauled out of the sea. Come and sea the pics & read all about it!

Read more: ODA-HI Oahu Dive Team Removes Ghost Gear

Feb 18 2019

Bolsa Chica Beach Relieved of Debris

Lisa w buoyOcean Defenders come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and walks of life! Our beach cleanup on Saturday sure proved that to be true.

Come to Bolsa Chica with us and meet the crew -- both expected and unexpected!

Read more: Bolsa Chica Beach Relieved of Debris

Feb 12 2019

Volunteers Needed to Clean Sunset Beach CA

Bolsa Chica wetlands trash removedIf you live in Southern California, we have a great opportunity for you to roll-up your sleeves and help clean your local beaches which are about to get pummeled with debris from inland waterways.

Rains are due to hit our coast this Thursday, so join us on Saturday the 16th at Sunset Beach to remove as much trash and plastic as possible! Email us for details at .

Read more: Volunteers Needed to Clean Sunset Beach CA

Feb 06 2019

Hawaii’s 'Big Island' Water Cleanup with Kohala Divers

Sunset and dead treeODA's Hawai'i volunteers rock! We had 8 divers and 5 shore crew participate in our Kawaihae Bay cleanup.

We have great partners in Kohala Divers and look forward to doing more cleanups together to keep the beaches there beautiful and animals safe from harm!

Read more: Hawaii’s 'Big Island' Water Cleanup with Kohala Divers

Feb 05 2019

Seal Beach Cleanup Opportunity

Trash on beachContrary to the old song, it actually DOES rain in Southern California!

So much so, that our beaches are full of garbage that has come from inland waterways.

Won't you join us at Seal Beach this Saturday, February 9th at 9am. We'll share more details when you email us at . Let's do it!!

Read more: Seal Beach Cleanup Opportunity

Jan 21 2019

Improvement Project Continues in Big Island Boat Harbor

Crew with tires galoreDid you know that boat harbors can be one of the most polluted ocean ecosystems?

Well, we're finding out it's true, but we've got a great harbor partner that wants to change that!

Come to the Big Island of Hawai'i with us to see what happened!!

Read more: Improvement Project Continues in Big Island Boat Harbor

Dec 27 2018

Toxic Lead Fishing Weights Removed from Oahu Waters

Lines and lead weightsOur Oahu crew knows that lead is toxic to marine life. When ingested, it affects the nervous and reproductive systems of mammals and birds.

Motivated to ensure this doesn't happen, the ODA-HI crew set out to remove a bunch of lead fishing weights and remove they did! Check ou their holiday haul!

Read more: Toxic Lead Fishing Weights Removed from Oahu Waters

Dec 20 2018

Shoreline Cleanup at Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge

ODA Volunteer Crew in the RefugeWhen you hear/see the word “refuge” don’t you think of: shelter · protection · safety · security · asylum · sanctuary? We agree that’s what it SHOULD be!

But if the refuge is filled with plastics and trash, it’s not a safe haven for wildlife. That’s why we frequently do debris cleanups at California’s Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge. Read our story about a super successful outing…

Read more: Shoreline Cleanup at Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge

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