Heal the Bay Blog

You've probably heard about the succession of tropical storms and hurricanes pummeling the West Coast recently. Hurricane Lowell's heavy surf resulted in Malibu lifeguards making over 250 rescues -- on Aug. 24-25 alone. Hot on its heels this week is …
Big Waves in Malibu
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Programs Manager, Tara Crow, explains the arrival of the alien-looking Velella velella, commonly known as by-the-wind-sailors.
Velella, By-The-Wind-Sailor
It isn’t perfect, but the Legislature's new Water Bond could help improve local water reliability, says Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s Science and Policy Director for Water Quality.
Sarah Munro-Kennedy, an intern at our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium, spent her summer swimming with the sharks in Africa. Big ones!
Aquarium Operations Manager José Bacallao, aka the Shark Kisser, is also the person responsible for the care of all live exhibits at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
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Our friends at Upwell have created this handy-dandy TV guide for Shark Week programs. We encourage you to binge on as much toothy TV as you can stomach this week -- while being mindful that some shows are purely sensational. Let us know what you thin…
Shark Week
Heal the Bay is grateful! We’d like to thank Xceed Financial for encouraging those who join their credit union family to also become Heal the Bay members. One of the requirements to join this financial institution is to be a member of one of a sele…
Thank You Thursday
Since the 2012 release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s controversial Recreational Beach Water Quality Criteria, Heal the Bay, the NRDC and a coalition of environmental groups have been working with the EPA on aspects of implementation. Whi…
Heal the Bay has been leading the fight to stop a scary proposal to open up the Bay to oil drilling in Hermosa Beach. You may recall that energy company E&B Natural Resources wants to erect an 87-foot drilling rig and up to 34 wells on a 1.3-acre…