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


Aug 13 2018

Laguna California Waters Safer for Marine Wildlife

ODA removes lobster trapCleaning coastal waters of California and Hawai'i on the same day was...AWESOME!

Our goal--together with YOU!--is to do a lot more of that.

Come along with your ODA crew to see the payoff of their hard work. :-)

Read more: Laguna California Waters Safer for Marine Wildlife

Aug 06 2018

Hazardous Fishing Gear Hauled Out of Oahu Waters

ODA SCUBA Diver with ishing lineYou are making it happen!

Two ODA boats...in the coastal waters of two different states'...removing marine debris at the same time!

ODA remains determined to get dangerous ghost gear out of the ocean making habitats safe for all ocean life.

Read more: Hazardous Fishing Gear Hauled Out of Oahu Waters

Jul 31 2018

Honokohau Harbor and Two Other Sites Get ODA-HI’s Attention

ODA-HI Crew with Catch of the DayWe had a busy day in Big Island waters with our partners from Jack's Diving Locker!

It was a three-site day with two of the sites needing more of our attention in the future.

Hear about our day's adventure and learn about our plans to go back to these two places in need of the Ocean Defenders of Hawaii!!

Read more: Honokohau Harbor and Two Other Sites Get ODA-HI’s Attention

Jul 26 2018

Underwater Harbor Cleanup in Big Island Waters

Removing debrisKawaihae Bay is a little lighter after our crew hauled out a variety of man-made debris.

Ocean debris is "out of sight and out of mind" so it's easily ignored, but once you are informed and you KNOW what lurks below the surface, we hope you'll join us in our mission to clean the coastal waters of Hawai'i!

Thank you to all the ocean defenders who were part of this successful cleanup! :-)

Read more: Underwater Harbor Cleanup in Big Island Waters

Jul 18 2018

Cleaning the Breakwall of Los Angeles Harbor

Dolphins bow ridingYes, dolphins! We are cleaning this ocean for you!

And you, too, pelicans! And all the other marine mammals, fish, and seabirds!

We regularly return to known debris sites to gather and dispose of any ghost gear and man-made pollution that has accumulated. Come with us to the Los Angeles Harbor and see our fine crew at work!

Read more: Cleaning the Breakwall of Los Angeles Harbor

Jul 09 2018

Sunken Vessel Collects Marine Debris – ODA Removes It

Sea lion near ODA Boat LegaSeaOur small but mighty crew did a great job removing hazardous man-made debris from the Pacific Ocean!

Many people think sunken vessels make a great habitat for ocean life, but the submersed boats continually attract marine debris like nets, ropes, and traps that trap and kill. This is why we return to boat wreck sites regularly. Check out our work on this fine day in California waters...

Read more: Sunken Vessel Collects Marine Debris – ODA Removes It

Jul 02 2018

ODA-HI Oahu Team Cleans Oceans to Help Marine Wildlife and Habitat

Green Sea TurtleSea turtles, rock fish, sea stars, and beds of coral all benefit from the work of our Oahu Volunteer Dive Crew.

Man-made debris poses serious threats to their survival, so we do all we can to clean their habitat. Join us if you can! You'll have a blast with this fun crew!

And check out tons of photos from the trip!

Read more: ODA-HI Oahu Team Cleans Oceans to Help Marine Wildlife and Habitat

Jun 29 2018

Trap and All Kinds of Debris Removed from So Cal Waters

Ocean Defenders Crew You know what we love at ODA?

Besides you, of course...:-)

Kelp beds and beautiful reefs! That's what our  divers got to see on our debris-removal expeditions off the coasts of Palos Verdes and Point Vicente. Check out our "spoils" from the debris raids!

Read more: Trap and All Kinds of Debris Removed from So Cal Waters

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