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


May 18 2017

ODA Hawai’i Schedules Monthly Dives in Oahu Waters

Great first volunteer Ocean Defenders crew!ODA was thrilled to have such a great crew on Oahu for our first dive of 2017!

Special shout-out to Matt Zimmerman of Island Divers Hawai’i who let us use his boat for our debri-removal expedition.

We've scheduled a debris dive once a month in Oahu waters. Check our calender, fill out our volunteer form, email us at and join us!

Read more: ODA Hawai’i Schedules Monthly Dives in Oahu Waters

Apr 25 2017

Jeff Larson, We'll Miss You – a Friend to the Oceans and ODA

Jeff LarsOur hearts our heavy with the loss of our dear friend and fellow ocean defender Jeff Larsen!

But Jeff would want us to think of the oceans and what still needs to be done.

Please let Jeff be an inspiration to you. He is the best example of a reliable, hard-working, and passionate volunteer. He will be greatly missed!

Read more: Jeff Larson, We'll Miss You – a Friend to the Oceans and ODA

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. :-)

Read more: Abandoned Lobster Traps Removed

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

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