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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
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
Great news from Sacramento: Gov. Jerry Brown just signed AB 2403 into law, making it easier for public agencies in California to fund and build projects that capture and reuse stormwater and urban runoff. Recognizing that stormwater has become a valu…
AB 2403 Stormwater capture
Good news for oceangoers in the Pacific Northwest: Heal the Bay has revved up reporting of weekly water quality grades for nearly 200 beaches in Washington and Oregon. Starting this June, we will be issuing A to F grades throughout the busy summer be…
Sarah Sikich, Heal the Bay’s coastal resources director, dives into the deep end for a special day in Sacramento. My job sometimes entails getting up well before dawn on a Monday morning for the 6 a.m. flight to Sacramento. It isn’t the ideal way…
With tax season upon us, it’s actually a good time to think inside the box. As April 15 approaches, ocean lovers throughout the state now have a chance to support their local beach when they file their returns. By simply checking a box on your…
2014 tax season deadline
Ana Luisa Ahern, Heal the Bay's Communications Manager, shares her experience flying in a Cessna 210 on an aerial tour of L.A.'s marine protected areas.
Point Dume Malibu MPA marine protected area ocean beach kelp forest scuba diving
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley shares his thoughts on a very good day for the prospect of a statewide ban on plastic bags. I came back to my desk on Wednesday to a pink Post-It note letting me know that state Sen. Kevin de León’s office had calle…
Alex Padilla de Leon SB 270 ban single-use plastic bags california pollution
Don Kinsey has been appointed to a two-year term as chairman of Heal the Bay as part of a planned executive board transition announced today by the regional environmental group. The move marks the first time that a South Bay resident has held the to…
Don Kinsey Harvard Business School West Coast Realty Services real estate invest
Heal the Bay CEO Ruskin Hartley recently sat down with Saul Gonzalez from KCRW to share his vision for our organization and the unfinished business of cleaning up Santa Monica Bay. Ruskin details how Heal the Bay is well-positioned to play a sig…
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