Heal the Bay Blog

9/30/2014 Update: Governor Brown has signed the California Senate approved SB 270, the bill to ban single-use plastic bags across the state, into law. California is the first state to have a state-wide law banning such bags. “We’re the first to b…
California bans single-use plastic bags SB270
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.
I heart sharks shark week shark love Heal the Bay
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…
Aug. 13, 2014  -- The city of Manhattan Beach last night agreed to let a ban on pier fishing expire in two weeks. Along with the ban's expiration, additional fishing regulations will be implemented. The ban, imposed in July following an unfortun…
Everyone needs a little structural work done after a hundred years or so, and we are so grateful that John S. Meek Company, Inc. was here to give the Santa Monica Pier a thorough nip 'n tuck. The skilled folks at Meek also used their expertise to kee…
Thank You Thursday 7-10-14
By now, we all know that a swimmer was bitten by a white shark in Manhattan Beach last Saturday. Escape the media feeding frenzy with Heal the Bay scientists Sarah Sikich and Dana Roeber Murray as they inject a dose of reality into the sensationally …
white shark in school of fish