Category Archives: Marine Debris Education

Marine Debris Survey 3/31-4/3!

It’s that time of year again, when our intrepid volunteers venture out onto San Francisco Bay collecting marine debris before it passes into our ocean beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. March 31 through April 3rd will mark our fourth consecutive … Continue reading

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Kalani-ism

It is a gift when you meet someone with whom you have an instant rapport and shared vision. It is a mandate in our field to share that vision when you have the opportunity. Sunday July 31 aboard the Baylis … Continue reading

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Sailing Into a Greener Future

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.”  Those poignant words came from John Muir, and you’ll find them emblazoned across the bottom of the Natural Bridges High School … Continue reading

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Marine Debris Survey: What flows beneath the Golden Gate?

Imagine driving across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, soaking up the picturesque scenery, and suddenly catching a glimpse of a gorgeous 65-foot sailboat motoring around in the emerald waters backwards and going in circles. It’s a strange sight to see … Continue reading

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Tales From a Sail With The Orca Virtuoso

It is rare when one gets to spend a little time with an icon, and even more rare when one gets an entire day with him. February 12 was one of those incredible days at sea. The swell was only … Continue reading

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Plastic Bag Ban Progression!

Great news coming from the LA Basin, a local ban in the unincorporated areas passed council yesterday and will go into effect in July 2011!  Please get out and support your local efforts!! The latest from Mark Murray of Californians … Continue reading

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On the Road to Cleaner Oceans

Tuesday August 10th was Lobby Day for AB 1998 in Sacramento. This was going to be an education for me, fortunately there were a number of passionate individuals who knew their way around the State House. Kirsten James of Heal … Continue reading

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Whale Food? Farmer’s Market Update July 13

I became re-dedicated to personally supporting the plastic bag ban yesterday. On our way out to meet up with 10 blue and humpback whales off of Monterey aboard the Derek M Baylis we came across 2 plastic shopping bags directly … Continue reading

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Old Monterey Farmer’s Marketplace Plastic Pollution

Our tour of the Old Monterey Farmer’s Marketplace this past Tuesday night was pretty sobering. In attendance for this tour were Dan Cort (former PG mayor), Oren Frey (MIIS student), Shawna Peak (MBA naturalist) and myself. Of the approximate 100 … Continue reading

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Doug Abram’s Sail – Pollution is the New Harpoon

It was an unusually warm evening, and not a cloud was in the sky as the Derek M Baylis set out for a unique Sunset Sail in Monterey Bay.  This was the weekend to honor our seas in celebration of World Oceans … Continue reading

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