Heal the Bay Blog

Programs director Meredith McCarthy says the shared history of L.A.’s beaches isn’t always black and white.
Nick Gabaldon Day Santa Monica Heal the Bay
Paddles up! Big thanks to the Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival for bequeathing Heal the Bay and our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium with a portion of the net proceeds from the event! And don't worry -- it's not too late to register fo…
Santa Monica Pier Paddleboard Race and Ocean Festival
Our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium this month has unveiled a very special exhibit:  the endangered tidewater goby. We are only one of two aquaria where the public can see this special local species. Aquarium Operations Manager Jose Bacallao writes a…
Zola Berger-Schmitz, a local high school student and Heal the Bay volunteer extraordinaire, shares her thoughts about inspiring youth on World Oceans Day on June 8. It was a late summer afternoon on the beach in Santa Monica.  Though I was …
Zola Berger-Schmitz Heal the Bay Volunteer World Oceans Day
It’s been a busy week for Heal the Bay, recovering from yet another sold out “Bring Back the Beach” gala and trying to get a handle on the fish die-off in Marina del Rey over the weekend.
Hands Across the Sand Stop Hermosa Beach Oil Keep Hermosa Ocean Drilling
Hey Party People, we did it! Thanks to our generous supporters, Heal the Bay set an all-time attendance record for annual “Bring Back the Beach” gala Thursday night. More than 1,200 ocean lovers joined us on the sand at the Jonathan Club in Santa…
Bring Back the Beach May 15, 2014 Heal the Bay Jonathan Beach Club sunset
Heal the Bay president Ruskin Hartley says we averted a real mess with Atwater oil spill. But what’s next?
We now have a better understanding of why sea lion pups began stranding themselves on Santa Monica Bay beaches last year, writes staff scientist Dana Murray. An emaciated sea lion pup looks lost on a Santa Monica beach. Lying motionless near the shor…
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay’s science and policy director for water quality, writes that there are a number of reasons to celebrate a recent win in the fight against toxic local waterbodies. At the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board h…
toxic skull wastewater stormwater toxicity pollution water creek ocean
Kids Ocean Day founder Michael Klubock shares some insight about a special day, which took place May 15.
Kids Ocean Day whale beach sos environment