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


Oct 23 2019

Anchors Away and A Lot of Other Debris Too

Hauling in trap Kurt n JeffOcean debris is a menace to marine society!

The only thing that turns our frustration around is being part of the effort to get rid of it. And so, we did a few days ago when we did two dives that unearthed a plethora of debris. Come with us to see what we removed!

While the Santa Ana winds are wreaking havoc throughout California, one of the positive things that happens is the winds tend to make the ocean waves smaller. 

So, we took advantage of the situation, and on Sunday, October 20th, a boatload of ODA divers and crew headed out to the Los Angeles Harbor breakwall to see what we could find along the outside of the wall.

Read more: Anchors Away and A Lot of Other Debris Too

Oct 08 2019

California Waters Cough Up Derelict Fishing Gear

Ocean debris crew with recovered trapsWhat's better: Old friends or new friends?

We can't decide either! We love them both!

An old friend gave us the location of marine debris and new friends helped us remove it. Come meet them both!

Read more: California Waters Cough Up Derelict Fishing Gear

Oct 03 2019

Future Ocean Defenders

Students remove marine debrisDon't you love it when you see teenagers doing good things?!

Well, check out these students who came out on our boat to learn how to find marine debris and remove it.

Their message: "Not one plastic bag should be in our ocean!!"

Read more: Future Ocean Defenders

Oct 01 2019

ODA’s Initial Cleanup at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

ODA-Hawaii Volunteer Divers Clean DebrisODA-Hawai'i kicked off a new cleanup site in Oahu!

We did our first debris removal outing at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. It was an excellent day and we look forward to caring for this Marine Protect Area for many years to come!

We invite you to take this initial journey with us -- read the story and see the pics!

Read more: ODA’s Initial Cleanup at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Sep 25 2019

Coyote Creek Channel Cleanup

Crew with the catch of the dayODA volunteers led by Karla Reinhardt spent two hours cleaning up a stretch of the Coyote Creek Channel in downtown Fullerton on Sunday morning, Sept. 22.  This crew of volunteers regularly cleans the channel and this time picked up more than the usual amount of trash. 

Read more: Coyote Creek Channel Cleanup

Sep 23 2019

A Heavy Day for All Divers / ODA Divers Haul Heavy Load

Diver splashingAfter taking time to grieve the tragic deaths of 34 divers onboard the Conception and then to review our own safety precautions, our divers proceeded to remove ghost gear in honor of those who lost their lives as they went out to enjoy our beautiful California ocean.

Read more: A Heavy Day for All Divers / ODA Divers Haul Heavy Load

Sep 10 2019

Kawaihae Harbor Gets Cleaned by ODA-HI

Crew hauling up debrisAwesome! Uplifting! Impressive!

Those are the words that come to mind when we think about these 40 volunteers and how they cleaned Kawaihae Harbor on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Click to hear their story and see their work! Hurray for cleaner oceans!

Read more: Kawaihae Harbor Gets Cleaned by ODA-HI

Aug 28 2019

Massive Haul at Honokohau Harbor Cleanup

divers n deck crewODA continues to dive in and cleanup the underwater world of Hawai'i.  On Saturday, August 24, we were greeted with over 40 volunteers on the Big Island, to continue our efforts to remove marine debris from Honokohau Harbor.

 

Read more: Massive Haul at Honokohau Harbor Cleanup

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