The team successfully removed over 1,000 pounds of the netting and four abandoned lobster traps from Los Coronado Island.
Founded in 2000 and based in Orange County, California, Ocean Defenders Alliance (ODA) is a marine conservation organization, and became a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2002. ODA is committed to protecting Southern California's near shore rocky reef and seabed ecosystems from dangerous man-made objects, focusing on derelict and abandoned commercial fishing gear that poses serious risk to marine life. ODA has removed over 12,000 pounds of abandoned fishing net to date. More information on Defenders Alliance can be found at their website.