Around the Bay

Peter Shellenbarger, a Heal the Bay science and policy analyst, and James Alamillo, Heal the Bay’s urban programs manager, say plans for revitalizing the L.A. River may soon hit a snag. The Los Angeles River has been getting a lot of attention late…
LA River Los Angeles California water watershed ocean pollution environment
Consuming recreationally harvested mussels, clams or scallops from the Los Angeles County coastline may be hazardous to your health, according to a new advisory issued by the California Department of Public Health.  
Yes, global warming can be a difficult concept to visualize. Who has ever seen an ozone layer after all? But if you look at some of our local beaches, you can already witness the negative effects of climate change. Some sandy beaches in Malibu are e…
Photo: LA Waterkeeper, http://www.flickr.com/photos/santamonicabaykeeper/
If you’re a longtime Heal the Bay supporter, you may remember a proposal to drill for oil in the City of Hermosa Beach back in the late 1990s. We worked closely with partner groups to defeat that effort.
Hermosa Beach Oil drilling surfrider South Bay ocean pollution
Every minute we spent advocating for shark fin and plastic bag bans. Every piece of trash we picked up in our communities. Every student we led to the beach for the day. At the end of the year when we reflect on all that we accomplished, we are mindf…
For the past two years, Heal the Bay has helped to bring hands-on science and provide meaningful experiences for elementary students as partners with teaching collaborative, Education by Nature, headed by Children’s Nature Institute. …
Marine science classroom common core standards Magnolia Elementary children
“Mom, I have a headache”…..“It must be that radiation you got surfing the other day …” BUSTED
Frankie Orrala, our Pier Angler Outreach Manager, introduces us to one of the more unusual animals in the Bay. The lizard fish is a unique creature that inhabits the coast of California. It has a long brown body, which serves as camouflage in the san…
Lizard Fish California Angler fishing ocean beach science
With the one-year anniversary of the establishment of California’s statewide network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) coming up on Dec. 19, we wanted to highlight some of the recent coastal use trends we’re seeing in Los Angeles MPAs, with data c…
Marine Protected Area Southern California volunteer coast ocean beach sunset
How many of us know that the largest underwater Superfund site is in our own backyard? Throughout the 1940s-70s more than 100 tons of DDT and PCBs were dumped into our local waters, deposited in an area known as the Palos Verdes shelf. But some recen…
Palos Verdes PCBs DDT Environmental Protection Agency contamination
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