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


Jun 13 2017

Fishing Site Loaded with Dangerous Ghost Gear

Ocean Defenders Crew with day's catch of ghost gearMaking coastal waters safer for migrating whales and all marine life is our goal.

We were real happy to be able to remove a plethora of debris from a site we just learned of. We'll be going back to get more of it asap!

Read more: Fishing Site Loaded with Dangerous Ghost Gear

Jun 09 2017

The Great Big Story

GBS cover imageWe are excited that Great Big Story came out on one of our outings to see what removing debris is all about!

Check out the great, short video coverage!

Read more: The Great Big Story

Jun 08 2017

New and Veteran Volunteers Remove Debris from LA Harbor

Ocean Defenders scuba diver filling lift bag to remove marine debrisThere is nothing more satisfying to our dedicated and hard-working volunteers than locating and removing hazardous ocean debris!

We want the oceans to be clean and safe for all types of marine life--from whales to the beautiful plants that grow on the ocean floor. Come along for this successful mission!

Read more: New and Veteran Volunteers Remove Debris from LA Harbor

May 31 2017

Alliance Actions Abound

Caspian Terns at Dana Point HarborYour ocean-defending alliance has been busy!

Along with your support, we address ocean debris problems from a variety of angels: removing debris from our sea-going vessel, educating our youth, and performing shoreline cleanups.

Read, enjoy the wildlife pics, and celebrate the diverse work on behalf of the oceans! And be part of it!

Read more: Alliance Actions Abound

May 26 2017

Big Island and Maui Added to ODA's Hawai'ian Expansion

Greensand Beach plasticsThe Hawai'ian Islands are often called a tropical paradise. We agree and we'd like to see them remain in pristine condition, but unfortunately, there is a great amount of plastic debris and abandoned fishing gear marring the coastlines.

ODA Hawai'i is on the job, joining the caring ocean conservation community there to help rid the beaches and waters of trash and debris.

Read more: Big Island and Maui Added to ODA's Hawai'ian Expansion

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

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