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Sep 14 2017

Big Island of Hawai’i Coastal Waters Need Our Help

Megan n Sam w netODA-HI is thankful for people like Megan Lamson on the Big Island of Hawai'i.

Our founder Kurt Lieber had a great day with Megan and another volunteer Sam removing over 1200 pounds of debris from one of the Big Island's beaches.

It's uplifting to know that Megan and company are getting so much off the beaches, while ODA will be working to remove what we can from the sea (before it reaches the shore). Check out the mind-boggling photos!

Read more: Big Island of Hawai’i Coastal Waters Need Our Help

Sep 11 2017

‘Kohala Divers’ and ODA: New Big Island of Hawai’i Alliance for Ocean Debris Removal

Rebekah and Greg KaufmanMore great news on the Big Island of Hawai'i!

Kohala Divers -- led by Rebekah and Greg Kaufmann -- are going to partner with ODA for monthly debris removal expeditions.

Learn more about this new alliance...

Read more: ‘Kohala Divers’ and ODA: New Big Island of Hawai’i Alliance for Ocean Debris Removal

Sep 08 2017

‘Jack’s Diving Locker’ Partners Up with ODA for Clean Oceans on the Big Island of Hawai’i

Teri Leicher and Kurt LieberBig Island of Hawaii news: We are very excited to announce that ODA will be using a boat owned by Jack's Diving Locker to do once-a-month ocean debris cleanups.

Read all about Jack's owners Terri, Jeff, and Kawika Leicher, and what great ocean conservationists they are. ODA is looking forward to our partnership to clean the coastal waters of the Big Island. More news about the Big Island coming soon!

Read more: ‘Jack’s Diving Locker’ Partners Up with ODA for Clean Oceans on the Big Island of Hawai’i

Aug 29 2017

Oahu Coral Freed from Smothering Ghost Gear

Top notch dive instructor Mary ChristensonMary Christenson leads our ODA-Oahu/Island Divers Team and she does a GREAT job!

Her expertise and attention to safety makes for a successful outing. See what we pulled up this time!

Read more: Oahu Coral Freed from Smothering Ghost Gear

Aug 17 2017

Lawsuit to End Whale, Sea Turtle Entanglements in California Dungeness Crab Gear

Abandoned fishing lines wreak havoc on this whaleBig time pressure is being put on a California fishing agency to put an end to whales being entangled in Dungeness crab trap gear.

ODA has signed onto the letter as a supporting the legal action.

Read all about it!

Read more: Lawsuit to End Whale, Sea Turtle Entanglements in California Dungeness Crab Gear

Aug 03 2017

Removing Monofilament Fishing Line Makes Oahu Water Safer

Hawaii ODA Crew with "catch of the day"Our ODA Hawai'i Crew went out for another dive to China Wall. Because of ongoing fishing activities, there is a continual build-up of monofilament fishing line and other debris.

Check out their "catch of the day" and join in if you are a diver on Oahu!

Read more: Removing Monofilament Fishing Line Makes Oahu Water Safer

Jul 31 2017

Busy Summer Days at ODA

Seagull thinks styrofoam is foodEven with our Southern California boat in drydock for major (no-cost-to-us) upgrades, ODA has been busy on all other fronts: debris cleanups in Hawai'i, educational presentations, harbor cleanup, boat maintenance, and more.

Read our latest update to stay current with us!

Read more: Busy Summer Days at ODA

Jul 11 2017

National Marine Sanctuaries – No New Review Needed

ODA vessel in National Marine SanctuaryThe Trump administration gave notice that they are going to "review" the status of our National Marine Sanctuaries (NMS).

ODA does not believe this is necessary! Please read our quick overview on this subject and contact your government officials.

Read more: National Marine Sanctuaries – No New Review Needed

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