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


Feb 08 2018

Tracking Traps to Protect Whales and All Marine Life

ODA Volunteer points out trapsAll sides!

That's how we have to attack the problem of marine debris: from all sides!

So, in addition to diving in and cleaning up the debris, ODA is working on the frontend to eliminate the gaunlet of traps that whales face on our coastline. Come learn more about what we're doing...

Read more: Tracking Traps to Protect Whales and All Marine Life

Feb 05 2018

Abandoned Fishing Gear Removed from Oahu’s Coastal Waters

ODA-HI catch of the dayOur super volunteer Ken Staples shares about our recent debris-removal outing in Hawai'i Kai, Oahu.

ODA appreciates the efforts of Ken and 14 other ocean-loving SCUBA divers who cleaned an area that is very important to fish, eels, and other marine life! We invite Oahu-based divers to join us next month. :)

Read more: Abandoned Fishing Gear Removed from Oahu’s Coastal Waters

Jan 31 2018

So Cal Plastic Patrol Cleans Birds' Ocean Habitat

Brown PelicanThank you Supporters for your donations which allow us to continue ocean cleanups--in areas where beautiful birds like this live--even while our flagship the LegaSea is under repair!

We went out in our smallboat and reeled in over 90 pounds of debris including lobster trap. You can check out our "catch of the day" and see some GORGEOUS wildlife shots we got that day!

Read more: So Cal Plastic Patrol Cleans Birds' Ocean Habitat

Jan 23 2018

Jack’s Diving Locker and ODA Launch First Debris Removal Expedition

ODA Jack's Crew before departureFirst outing with Jack's Diving Locker!

Long-finned pilot whales, sperm whales, frogfish, crabs...the very animals we saw that day are the ones we need to protect from marine debris.

Check out our day at sea, and then...join us on January 30th for another debris removal outing!

Read more: Jack’s Diving Locker and ODA Launch First Debris Removal Expedition

Jan 22 2018

Cleaning Our Waterways: ODA’s New Adopt A Channel

ODA Adopt A Channel signYou can make a difference, too!

ODA has the honor of cleaning a waterway that leads to the Pacific Ocean because of our super volunteer Karla Reinhardt. She took the initiative and made it happen!

You can join her and ODA in cleaning this segment of the Brea Creek Channel near downtown Fullerton, CA. Let us know at and we'll alert you to cleanup opportunities.

Read more: Cleaning Our Waterways: ODA’s New Adopt A Channel

Jan 04 2018

Hawai’i Preparatory Academy Cares About the Ocean

Kurt Lieber talks to HPA studentsThe future is bright in Hawai'i!

ODA got to meet some really bright and caring young ocean conservationists. They gave us a very special welcome...

Read more: Hawai’i Preparatory Academy Cares About the Ocean

Jan 02 2018

Kohala Divers and ODA Join in Inaugural Debris Removal Dive

Kohala Divers volunteer crew with catch of the dayYou want to meet some divers who "walk the talk" (or would that be "dive the jive"?!)?

Our new Kohala Diver partner volunteers did a GREAT job on their first debris removal outing. Come along and see..

Read more: Kohala Divers and ODA Join in Inaugural Debris Removal Dive

Dec 13 2017

Huge net retrieved = huge goal achieved

Todd and Jae hauling netODA Hawai’i had an epic day on the Big Island!

Awesome new volunteers, led by Kurt Lieber and Jae Robertson removed 700 pounds of deadly abandoned fishing net, along with lines and other debris.

You've to see these great pictures -- the hard work and dedication is inspiring! Let's keep on cleaning our coastal waters together!

Read more: Huge net retrieved = huge goal achieved

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