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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

Jun 13 2018

Marine Protected Area Cleaned by ODA

ODA Boat & Dive Crew cleand debris Veteran ODA SCUBA divers Bob Walls and Kim Cardenas were happy to be supported by an all-female deck crew (not everyone pictured here)!

We were happy to remove ghost gear from a specially protected area in Southern California waters. Read our field report with photos to see how it went!

Read more: Marine Protected Area Cleaned by ODA

Jun 07 2018

Southern California Ghost Gear Recovery

Crab in jailNothing is better than removing a killer lobster trap...

Except freeing the animals that were stuck in it!!

Come along with the ODA-So Cal Crew and see their success...

Read more: Southern California Ghost Gear Recovery

May 30 2018

Big Island’s ‘Trail of Tears’ Freed of Trash and Fishing Gear

ODA-HI Crew dives to recover marine debrisODA-HI's had a fun and productive outing on our recent debris removal dive on our partner Jack’s Diving Locker's vessel.

We're determined to keep our coastal waters and beaches free from trash and ghost gear!

Thank you for making it a reality!

Read more: Big Island’s ‘Trail of Tears’ Freed of Trash and Fishing Gear

May 24 2018

Oahu’s Spitting Caves Cleaned of Marine Debris

ODA-Hawaii Divers clean debrisBig shout-out to our awesome ODA-HI Boat & Dive Crew!

They removed hundreds of pounds and hundreds of feet of coral-smothering and life-killing debris.

Volunteer Ken Staples got some great underwater shots you’ll want to see!

Read more: Oahu’s Spitting Caves Cleaned of Marine Debris

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