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Apr 18 2017

Abandoned Lobster Traps Removed

Abandoned lobster trap emoved and on deckTwo huge abandoned lobster traps are out of the ocean and out of harm's way!

Right after we removed these, we saw a whale swimming by. This made us feel even better about clearing these hazardous traps and their lines out of the water...and out of the marine mammal's path.

Come for the Easter Sunday journey with us! There were gifts for the ocean and gifts for us. :-)

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Apr 12 2017

Women’s Sailing Association - Orange County - an ODA Presentation

Kurt Lieber gives presentation to Women's Sailing Assoc OCODA had a fantastic evening with an ocean-loving group of women: The Women's Sailing Association - Orange County.

We wish everyone cared about the oceans as much as these ladies!

Read more: Women’s Sailing Association - Orange County - an ODA Presentation

Apr 11 2017

Channeling Debris from the Channel

Shoreline before and after"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Here our small but mighty Shoreline Cleanup Crew does a bang-up job cleaning a long stretch of the Bolsa Chica Channel. Check out what we did!

Read more: Channeling Debris from the Channel

Apr 03 2017

ODA Searches for Gray Whale Entangled in Ghost Gear

Entangled Gray WhaleCopyright Dolphin SafariYour very own Captain Kurt Lieber and dedicated volunteer crew are out on the ocean today searching for this gray whale entangled in abandoned fishing gear.

Learn more about how you can help--off and on the boat!

Read more: ODA Searches for Gray Whale Entangled in Ghost Gear

Mar 31 2017

Hawaii Ghost Gear Removal by ODA’s Captain

ODA Hawaii removes abandoned net and lineRock on ODA Hawai’i Chapter leader Mash Hatae!

With a baby and momma humpback frolicking close-by, Mash hauled in over 150 pounds of ghost gear. Gotta get it out of the whales' way!

Read all about it...

Read more: Hawaii Ghost Gear Removal by ODA’s Captain

Mar 27 2017

Diversity in Defending the Oceans

Super volunteers Cheryl and Marc McCarthy inform the public about ODAThere's more to ODA that you might think!

While we're all about working for a debris-free sea, we do it from many angles.

Thankfully, we have a diverse team of volunteers who get to help the oceans in a variety ways.Check out what the gang has been up to lately!

Read more: Diversity in Defending the Oceans

Mar 14 2017

Cleanup at Bolsa Chica Channel

Bolsa Chica Channel cleanup with mallardOur hearts are sickened to see a beautiful mallard navigating through this dirty waterway filled with plastic, styrofoam, and all kinds of trash.

Come see how we cleaned his home...and join us next time!

Read more: Cleanup at Bolsa Chica Channel

Mar 06 2017

600 Pounds of Plastic Debris ‘Put in its Place’

ODA Shoreline Cleanup Crew volunteers Dee and Kurt WoodsDo you realize the big difference just a few people can make?

We had a Shoreline Cleanup Crew of nine people and we removed 600 pounds of plastic debirs!

Shout-out to first-time cleanup volunteers Kurt and Dee Woods. Your efforts made a tangible difference for the ocean and its precious wildlife!

Read more: 600 Pounds of Plastic Debris ‘Put in its Place’

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