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Just in time for the last hurrah of summer, beachgoers on the West Coast can head to the shore this Labor Day secure that they’ll be swimming and playing in healthy water.  According to the 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card®, beach water q…
Heal the Bay 2013 End of Summer Beach Report Card
To present an alternative to the Discovery Channel's Shark Week (and cult TV movies like Sharknado), Heal the Bay staff write about the marine animals they love so much. The general public has been fed terrifying misconceptions about these creatures,…
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California beach funding is a go, as the state’s full $1.8 million was approved and included in California’s budget. Since 2008 when nearly $1 million was eliminated from the state’s beach monitoring funds, California’s Beach Program has stru…
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In the same week that the federal government declined to protect the great white shark, California’s ban on shark fin sales and possession went into effect.
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If the realization that lawns are inefficient isn’t enough for you to move forward on replacing yours, now there’s even more incentive: cash! The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is currently offering an incentive from $1.50-$2 per squar…
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Many members of Heal the Bay staff were saddened by the death at age 84 of Bob Meistrell, waterman and wet suit revolutionary. A few of us share reflections on his life:
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It was hard to ignore the front page news that a world-record breaking-size mako shark was caught this week just off our shores in Southern California. Here, Jose Bacallao, diver of 20+ years and the Operations Manager at Heal the Bay's Santa Monica …
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Three elephant seal pups now reside in the Santa Monica Mountains, checking into a newly-constructed rehabilitation facility at the California Wildlife Center that was built in only three weeks. According to the Malibu Times, the 100-lb. pups were tr…
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Who knew that punk icon John Lydon was a frustrated marine biologist ... and friend of Heal the Bay? Check out this recent story in the Wall Street Journal.
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To help educate California state legislators about the ecological and economic importance of the sea to all Californians, Heal the Bay staff joined our fellow environmental advocates in the 6th annual Ocean Day at the state Capitol on April 16, 2013.…
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