Around the Bay

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
Staff scientist Dana Murray reports on a mysterious disease hitting West Coast tidal zones: Missing limbs … melting masses of flesh … gooey lesions overtaking the entire body. No, it’s not the stuff of a sci-fi horror movie. Rather, it’s a tr…
Local Sea Stars Under Siege from wasting disease
We don’t take clean water for granted and we know you don’t either. Whether you’ve joined us at one of our beach cleanups, visited our Santa Monica Pier Aquarium or donated funds when you could, you’ve shown us how deeply committed you are to…
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