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Here we offer a variety of articles written by ODA about our activities or issues of concern.


Apr 17 2019

Ghost Gear Removed from Southern California Coastal Waters

Crew with catch of the dayOur crews are like ocean clean freaks!

They don't want to let one net, line, chain, or rusty piece of debris remain in the water harming ocean ecosystems.

Check out their efforts this weekend!

Read more: Ghost Gear Removed from Southern California Coastal Waters

Apr 10 2019

Big Island Boat Harbor’s Getting Better All the Time

ODA volunteer removes debrisA spirit of fun and camaraderie prevailed during several hours of nonstop ocean debris removal!

Our Big Island volunteer crew dove in (feet first!) to pull out thousands of pounds of junk. We aim to beautify the underwater world of Honokohau Harbor. Check out the fun, and be sure to join us next time!

Read more: Big Island Boat Harbor’s Getting Better All the Time

Apr 02 2019

Preparation is Key

ODA Volunteers Kim and ShaniUsually when you hear the word "training" it doesn't sound fun, does it?

Well, training with ODA is definitely fun!

Not only are you out on the ocean learning new skills, you get to see things like gray whales! Come along with Kim and Shani (pictured below) and see how it went...

Read more: Preparation is Key

Mar 25 2019

‘Twas Ladies Day on the ol’ LegaSea

news 27 2019 03 24 Netting n trash 13LR 1200wA lot of the debris ODA removes from the ocean is "out of sight, out of mind" because it is well below the surface.

However, most plastic pollution is visible becase it floats, so we were able to change a volunteer training day that wasn't going to include debris removal into a productive "plastic pollution cleanup day!"

Please give our all-female crew a pat on the back for a job well done. :-)

Read more: ‘Twas Ladies Day on the ol’ LegaSea

Mar 21 2019

Volunteers Rid Hawai’i Waters of Coral-Strangling Lines and More

Divers and debris lift bagsNo, this is not a photograph of an underwater acrobatic team! :-)

This is the nimble and active ODA-Hawai'i Dive Team taking their collected debris to the surface.

Read about the entire vigorous event!

Read more: Volunteers Rid Hawai’i Waters of Coral-Strangling Lines and More

Mar 01 2019

Middle School Students Already Defending the Oceans

StudentsNever underestimate determined young people!

This enterprising group of students raised an impressive amount of funds for the oceans, and our Founder Kurt Lieber had the pleasure of thanking them by giving them a presentation about the oceans.

Read more: Middle School Students Already Defending the Oceans

Feb 26 2019

It Wasn’t ‘The Last Straw’ at Bolsa Chica Beach

Straws galoreSouthern California rains are good and bad!

While we needed the precipitation, it also caused a lot of trash and plastic debris to be swept out to our beaches and the ocean.

So we are making it a weekly thing to pick-up the stuff that washed out to the beach at Bolsa Chica State Park. Check out our surprising haul of straws...and join us this coming Saturday!

Read more: It Wasn’t ‘The Last Straw’ at Bolsa Chica Beach

Feb 20 2019

ODA-HI Oahu Dive Team Removes Ghost Gear

ODA UW Diver removing debrisA lot of coral in the waters 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

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