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Since 1985, Heal the Bay has worked with a committed network of activists, volunteers, donors, educators and community groups to keep our watersheds, neighborhoods, beaches and oceans safe healthy and clean. Be it hosting cleanups, monitoring dischar…
Heal the Bay has a 29-year track record of defending Southern California’s watersheds, beaches and ocean, and 2014 marked another year of significant wins. Here’s a quick look at some of our top accomplishments, made possible by the generous supp…
Staff Scientist Dana Roeber Murray says a newly identified virus has wiped out millions of sea stars in California.
Sea Star Wasting Syndrome Mystery Solved
If you’ve enjoyed a day at Southern California beaches anytime over the past 10 years, take a moment to thank Kirsten James. Kirsten has been Heal the Bay’s clean water watchdog for nearly a decade, most recently serving as our co-Science and Pol…
Kirsten James, Heal the Bay's Science and Policy Director for Water Quality
Nov. 4, 2014 -- We've got some exciting news to share: Veteran environmental advocate Sarah Abramson Sikich has been promoted to vice president of Heal the Bay. Sikich, who most recently served as our Director of Science and Policy for Coastal Resour…
Congratulations to our Stoked on the Coast winners! The Grand Prize winner was selected by Heal the Bay staff and the People's Choice winner received the most votes during the public voting portion of the contest. We hope everyone enjoyed watching --…
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You've probably heard about the succession of tropical storms and hurricanes pummeling the West Coast recently. Hurricane Lowell's heavy surf resulted in Malibu lifeguards making over 250 rescues -- on Aug. 24-25 alone. Hot on its heels this week is …
Big Waves in Malibu
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
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