Heal the Bay Blog

  The aftermath of a terrible oil spill in Santa Barbara 46 years ago is still affecting L.A. shorelines, reports Heal the Bay vice president Sarah Sikich.
A portion of the 3 million gallon oil slick off Santa Barbara in 1969
Frankie Orrala, our Angler Outreach Program Manager, and staff scientist Dana Murray report on Heal the Bay's efforts to educate anglers at local piers about sustainable fishing techniques and protecting sharks. Jan. 27, 2015 -- Fresh, salty air whi…
Shark Ambassador Program
And they SCOOOOOooo-o-o-o-o-re!! The amazing staff at the Staples Center that is. Our passionate and devoted volunteers who make up the Heal the Bay Board of Directors were treated to a very special quarterly board meeting hosted at the Staples Cente…
Thank You Thursday
Heal the Bay policy analyst Peter Shellenbarger reports on promising developments to clean up Malibu's water pollution.
3 Life-saving Rules: After a rainfall of any severity, wait at least 3 days before entering the ocean. Always swim at least 100 yards away (the length of a football field) from a stormdrain outlet. Check the Beach Report Card for the most recent b…
Surfer Barry Ault Dies of a Staph Infection in San Diego
Heal the Bay staff scientists Sarah Sikich and Dana Murray report on the latest efforts to save Malibu's troubled Broad Beach from erosion and sea-level rise. Ocean waves lapping against a golden sandy strand of beach in Malibu, low tides exposing ro…
  Have a houseful of holiday guests? In need of an outing that won’t add too much stress to the already over-stretched wallet? Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium knows you’ll be looking for a fun destination to entertain all ages. O…
Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
Peter Shellenbarger, a Heal the Bay science and policy analyst, tries his hand at Hollywood with a hotly anticipated “soup opera.” As the Septics Seep is his artistic interpretation of the Malibu Civic Center Septic Saga, where Mrs. Water Quality…
Malibu lagoon
A big thank you to Subaru Pacific for sharing the love with us this holiday season. The car company runs a national campaign – Share the Love - each year; for every car Subaru sells between the last week of November and January 2nd, they will donat…
With some much-needed rain pelting the region, we pause to share some quick answers to commonly asked questions about rain and pollution. The storm will surely create a lot of waste—both in the form of trash on the beach and squandered opportunitie…
Big rains bring big trash to the beach