Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 133 - July 23, 2010

life guard tower 26 - Ocean Park, Santa Monica CA
trash collected for 20 minutes
4.5 pounds
542.6 total
The Nautica Triathlon is coming up on Sept. 11 and 12th. Oceana will be there, and so will I. Interested in registering?

I'd like to do a beach cleanup with the participants, and volunteers. Want to join us? Let's leave Malibu a little cleaner as a small thank you for the beautiful environment that will provide the athletes with a chance to compete.
This sand toy stands out in stark contrast to the beach for more than one reason. Sure, it's neon orange, but it is also...plastic.
Visit the Smithsonian Ocean Portal Blog for tips on how to take care of the beaches and oceans we enjoy in the summer months. of my least favorite finds on the beach. Water wins the war over sticky adhesive yet there are plenty of people out to prove that theirs will hold where no other band-aid has held before.
This Sunday Rob from MERR (Marine Education, Research and Rehabilitation) will collect trash off his local beach in Delaware that gets a lot of use in the summer months. I'll do the same here in Santa Monica and report back both of our findings here on The Daily Ocean.

MERR was a finalist in this years Ocean Hero Contest from Oceana. We connected through this honor, became friends, and have committed to working together in the future. Like minds have to stick together.

MERR is an incredible program. Rob said they recently found a dead Northern Right Whale though. Right Whales stay close to the surface and move slowly. Therefor they were named, the "Right Whale" to hunt for. Now it just means that they are casualties for shipping accidents. Very sad. But they take care of lots of other marine animals, spread awareness and ocean love. Check them out!


  1. "Like minds have to stick together." Love that...

    It's exactly the reason I decided that I had to contact you when we came out :)

    Together we can change the world :D

  2. I love all of the R words! Respect, Recreating, Responsibly, Research, Rehabilitation. . . . I have not checked out your blog in a while and I am pleased to see you are still going at it! Thanks again for giving me a boost of inspiration. I will try to pass along the energy. . .

  3. thanks for checking in on the daily ocean! i am glad to see you are still inspired to keep your inspiring blog going over on responsible plastic. thanks for the support!

  4. Danielle -

    So glad you DID get in touch. Like minds together can change the world. Hopefully :D

    Would be lovely to see you again in the fall!!

    be well --