Heal the Bay Blog

"You survived! It wasn't the end of the world in 2012, as the Mayans presumably predicted, so we celebrated in big ways on Tuesday with our Not the End of the World Volunteer Party. There are many people to thank for making this party so successfu…
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When the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium asked our neighbors to help us celebrate the marine center’s 10th anniversary throughout the month of March, they jumped at the bait, creating ocean-inspired concoctions to serve in their establishments. …
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium 10th Anniversary celebration cocktail specials
We try to practice what we preach, so it’s gratifying that our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium is receiving recognition for being a green business.
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
We need lots of support and love as we work to green our communities, whether it’s room to gather or fuel to keep us going (some of us can’t get very far with an empty stomach and no caffeine). So today we show some love to the folks who helped u…
Thank You Thursday - 2.14.13
Hundreds of sick sea lions are overwhelming marine mammal rescue centers up and down the Southern California coast this winter. According to the Daily Breeze, it’s not uncommon for the Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro to see an influx of youn…
Sea Lion pups stranded Southern California coast marine mammal center San Pedro
Valentine's Day has come and gone, but it's not too late to let us know about your love for the ocean. Post a photo, make a YouTube video, create a Vine, or write on our timeline about your love for the ocean.
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What better time to thank the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald, than Valentine week. Find a recording of Ella singing “My Funny Valentine,” you’ll soon discover what we mean.... But we love Ella for more than just her three-octave range. We …
Lunch and Learn February 2013 Heal the Bay Dukes Malibu
In a step towards better understanding whether our local white shark population needs protection, the Fish and Game Commission unanimously advanced the Northeastern Pacific population of white shark to candidacy on February 6 under the California End…
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“We were so ready for this because the teachers at the Aquarium made us comfortable with being in the real ocean. We knew we were safe.” So said one of my middle school students after snorkeling last spring at the Catalina Island Marine Institute…
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Of course I knew about the Los Angeles River. Growing up for a few years right next to the huge concrete channel and biking near Griffith Park where it is lush and green, I had seen the L.A. River be both storm drain ditch and real natural river. But…
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