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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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Heading east, away from the beach and the surf, we were on a mission. The destination: Golden Road Brewing, just north of downtown. They had a special treat waiting for Heal the Bay staffers. Today was the day that the Heal the Bay IPA (India Pale A…
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Uh oh. Here we go again. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is once again recommending the complete elimination of the Beaches Grant Program, a key initiative for protecting public health at our nation’s beaches. Nearly $10 million in monitor…
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At long last we have some good news to share regarding the sea lion pup crisis. While we have yet to identify the cause of the huge spike in sea lion strandings, the California Wildlife Center, just let us know that they’ve begun construction of an…
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UPDATE APRIL 12, 2013: The California Wildlife Center has begun construction of an emergency seal rehabilitation facility in the Santa Monica Mountains. Read more.
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Heal the Bay's Marine & Coastal Scientist Dana Roeber Murray reports great news from the Coastal Commission meeting on Friday, March 8, 2013: After hours of public comment and following decades of the U.S. Navy dismissing mitigation requirements …
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