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


Jun 13 2019

World Oceans Day is Busy for ODA-Hawaii

ODA FriendsIt was a "dream day" for an ocean lover like our Ken Staples!

First a beach cleanup. Then on TWO islands of Hawaii in one day, sharing with kids and adults (like the two sweet people pictured here) about the oceans and debris removal.

Read about the beautiful day and catch Ken's enthusiasm for clean oceans!

Read more: World Oceans Day is Busy for ODA-Hawaii

Jun 04 2019

Sunken Boat - and ODA Crew - Snag Marine Debris

Hauling out trapGloomy days don't stop Ocean Defenders!

In fact, our day is "lit up" when we remove marine debris.

Come along as we motor out to a sunken vessel to remove abandonded fishing gear that inevitably gets snagged on the wreck.

Read more: Sunken Boat - and ODA Crew - Snag Marine Debris

May 21 2019

Dockside Dinner for the Oceans

fun hanging outWhat a great group of people who came out to support clean and healthy oceans!

It was an enjoyable night from start to finish: a beautiful singer, a scenic venue, fun food, fellow ocean lovers, generous hearts...what more could we ask for?!

Read more: Dockside Dinner for the Oceans

May 10 2019

Oahu Divers Give Back to the Ocean

Crew before diveBesides being divers, all of our ODA-Hawaii divers have something in common: They are all passionate about doing something to give back to the oceans they love!

On our outings, someone will always comment about how important it is for us to be taking the time to pull out this hazardous debris so our precious ocean ecosystem can thrive. Dive in with them and check out what they did!

Read more: Oahu Divers Give Back to the Ocean

Apr 22 2019

Two-Year Anniversary of a Partnership Made in Ocean Heaven

What a Kurt and Kengreat time with ODA-Hawai'i!

Not only did we celebrate two years of successful debris removal in Oahu waters, but we also got to present volunteer Ken Staples an award of Crewmember of the Year!

Check out this whale of a good time. :-)

Read more: Two-Year Anniversary of a Partnership Made in Ocean Heaven

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

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