Around the Bay

An unseasonably early squid run has surprised SCUBA divers this week in Santa Monica Bay — with thousands of opalescent squid mating and laying eggs in Redondo Submarine Canyon. Spurred on by reports from my diver-extraordinaire friend, Claudette, …
squid run Vet's Park Redondo Submarine Canyon sea lions rock crabs
Most of my July was spent wading through our local Santa Monica Mountain streams, assessing the biological communities and habitat within them. Despite some of the less glamorous aspects, such as battling poison oak, stinging nettle, and the occasion…
Stream Team Western Toad amphibians bugs tree frog Santa Monica Mountains
Last year, Heal the Bay speakers reached more than 40,000 Angelenos across Los Angeles with our message about solutions to pollution. How the heck did we do that? No cloning was involved, just hours of time donated by our Speakers Bureau volunteers, …
Heal the Bay speakers bureau christmas in july los angeles
Kalisa Myers organized the Miracle Mile Plastic Response Team to help rid her community “of plastic and non-biodegradable debris … before it can get into our oceans.” Here, Kalisa shares how she managed to get the city …
foam dump Miracle Mile construction site report pollution plastic ocean
Exhilarating! That’s how I describe my recent expedition with the Pacific American Volunteer Association (PAVA) to Korea. Our mission was to explore some of the many water spaces the Koreans have transformed over the past two decades. Beyond the ad…
Cheonggyecheon river Korea Los Angeles PAVA Seoul Suncheon Bay Busan
Whether it’s good beer or good beaches, you’ve got to have clean water. We’d like to thank the good people at 213 Nightlife (especially principals Cedd Moses and Alan Verge) for helping us keep our local waters clean by making Heal the Bay the…
Heal the Bay Thank You Thursday Ocean Conservancy Santa Monica Bay
You think you’re green. You tote around your own water bottle, remember your cloth grocery bags and pack your kids’ lunches in colorful, eco-friendly, reusable containers. Then you attend your first PTA event and find yourself holding a Styrofoam…
back to school Marposa eco tips events reusable Santa Monica Pier Aquarium
My name is Barrett, and I’m a volunteer for Heal the Bay. But I don’t just support Heal the Bay with my time. This year, I became a dues-paying member as well.
Heal the Bay volunteer member Barrett Porter
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,…
Photo Credit: Terry Goss 2006/Marine Photobank
Is the water quality at your favorite California beach shady? Find out in the Beach Report Card (BRC) Summer Shades Contest! Watch the water quality at your favorite beach and you could win an exclusive pair of Heal the Bay shades.
The Beach Report Card Summer Shades Contest BRC sunglasses
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