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Aug 15 2019

Channel Islands Maritime Museum Exhibit About ODA

ci maritime bldgLocated in the beautiful channel island harbor in Oxnard, California, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum is exhibiting a “pop-up display” about Ocean Defenders Alliance (ODA).

Learn where this is and when you can visit!

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Aug 12 2019

The Net Worth of Ghost Net is Priceless

Crew with catch o the dayIf at first you don't succeed (100%)...try, try again!

That's what we we're doing -- returning to this sunken wreck until we get all of the fishing net off of it. We got a big portion of it! Check 'er out!

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Aug 06 2019

Ghost Nets Hang Onto Sunken Boat Wreck

Debris removal DiversUPDATE: Video just in of our underwater net-removal work! Click the "read more" button below to view it.

We just learned of a ghost net that had trapped and killed over 300 fish. That's why we do what we do -- so that unnecessary death of marine wildlife does not occur!

So, come on a journey with our volunteer marine-debris-removing crew to see how they haul out ghost net...

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Jul 23 2019

Abandoned Fishing Nets No Longer Ensnare Marine Life

LeslieHappiness for an ODA crewmember is a dockful of recovered ghost net!

Yeah, that makes us all smile a lot to know that we are successfully working towards a debris-free sea.

Come meet our three new divers who experienced that joy--including Leslie seen here with the "satisfied ocean defender" grin!

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Jul 17 2019

Video: ODA-Hawaii Volunteers Untangle Coral and Pufferfish

video oda diver puffer textSee what our ODA-Hawaii volunteer divers see!

Dive in with them and watch how they "reel in" the abandoned fishing line. See one of our divers work to free a pufferfish from a hook and line!

Read more: Video: ODA-Hawaii Volunteers Untangle Coral and Pufferfish

Jul 09 2019

Dangerous Debris Collects Around Sunken Vessels

Mike retreiving debrisThere's nothing ocean defenders love more than seeing debris come up to the surface of the water so we can remove it!

This lets us know that we "struck gold." Come see our pirates treasure from this weekend!

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Jul 03 2019

Sea Turtles and Puffer Fish Helped by ODA-Hawaii

Andrew splashing inHonu (green sea turtles), puffer fish, eels, coral, and many other forms of ocean life have a better chance of surviving after our ODA-Hawaii crew cleans their habitat!

Explore the underwater world and narley ocean that our crew encountered a couple days ago! TONS of great photos to enjoy!!!

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Jul 02 2019

Defending Ocean Life with Compassion Over Killing

Crew with catch of the dayWhen you do something for the environment, you want it to have a lasting effect, right?

Well, while removing deadly marine debris, ODA got to be part of something that will educate many people in the future: The organization Compassion Over Killing came out with us to film our debris-removal efforts for inclusion in their upcoming documentary about overfishing.

Come along and meet the ODA and COK crews! It was a great day!

Read more: Defending Ocean Life with Compassion Over Killing

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