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An adult female sea lion was found dead on Venice Beach on August 3. She had been shot three times. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of Law Enforcement is investigating the shooting, as killing a marine mammal is a viola…
Stranded Sea Lion
A small town in Provence declared smoking off limits on a stretch of its beachfront, proclaiming itself the first non-smoking beach not only in France, but Europe. According to the Associated Press, the smoking ban came into effect earlier this summe…
French Town Says: “Ne Pas Fumer Sur La Plage!”
Buy one of California’s newly-designed Whale Tail® specialty license plates and support Heal the Bay’s cleanup and education programs. Plus, be among the first 1,000 ocean lovers to get the new Ecoplate and pay $25 instead of $50, or get $25 off…
California's redesigned Whale Tail license plate
On Thursday, the California Supreme Court issued a decision reversing a previous Court of Appeal decision that ruled the City of Manhattan Beach should have conducted a full Environmental Impact Report to inform their plastic bag ban ordinance adopte…
Plastic Bags
Attention shoppers! Effective Friday, July 1, 2011, large supermarkets and pharmacies in Los Angeles County's unincorporated areas are not allowed to distribute single use plastic bags.
Bag Ban sign
Hundreds of competitors and thousands of spectators gathered Sunday to honor paddleboarding’s past and present at the Santa Monica Pier Paddle Race and Ocean Festival.
Heal the Bay’s 21st Annual Beach Report Card® provides water quality information to the millions of people who swim, surf or dive in California, Oregon and Washington coastal waters. This is the first annual report to cover the entire West Coast, …
2010-2011 Annual Beach Report Card - Cover page
After months of legal debate, San Francisco County Superior Court Judge Ernest Goldsmith ruled Oct. 27 that the proposed plan to restore impaired Malibu Lagoon can move forward. Responding to opponents' legal challenges, the judge found tha…
Malibu Lagoon
Strandings of marine animals in Southern California have increased dramatically in the past few weeks. The mortality rate is up and rescue teams and care centers are overrun with a large number of ailing sea lions and birds. We asked David Caron…
CA Sea Lion at Anacapa Island
CO-OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCES CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP OF HEAL THE BAY as part of revamped reusable bag program 
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