ODA is mainly focused on diving in and physically removing man-made marine debris.
We also make significant efforts to educate the public about the dangers that ocean debris poses to wildlife and their habitats. Our awareness outreach comes through ODA presentations schools, dive/boat clubs, civic organizations, and the media.
Below we share an article published on November 5, 2021, in the Ojai Valley News.
We're sharing the entire article here because it's behind a paywall. Enjoy!
Freeing the sea: Ocean Defenders make 'ghost gear' vanish