by Kelly Stromberg, Director of Marketing and Sales, Catalina Sea Ranch Most people don’t think of where their seafood comes from, they go to a restaurant or the supermarket, get their fish or shellfish of choice and that’s that. What they don’t know though, is that here in the United States, we import approximately 91% […]

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. COMMUNITY AltaSea Launches UrgentSEA 2018 Campaign (AltaSea) Please consider backing AltaSea as we continue to renovate existing warehouses and other facilities into a center of innovation transforming our future. See how much we have accomplished: 2017 In Pictures. We need an ocean that […]

By Jenny Krusoe, Executive Director, AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles For much of the 110-year history of the Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro has been a beacon of innovation and economic vitality for all of Southern California and beyond. That’s particularly true now, as the port leverages an array of environmentally friendly […]

By DONNA LITTLEJOHN | [email protected] | Daily Breeze PUBLISHED: October 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm | UPDATED: October 12, 2017 at 10:41 am   The Port of Los Angeles has signed a grant agreement with well-known developer and philanthropist Morton La Kretz for partnership space at AltaSea, the marine science, technology and business incubater being pieced together in San Pedro. The agreement […]

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE New Species of Sponges Found on the Pacific Seafloor ( Thirteen thousand feet deep, on the cold, dark desert of the Pacific Ocean seafloor, scientists have discovered new sponges living on rock nodules targeted for deep-sea mining. The tiny sponges, named […]

AltaSea Beacon provides updates on AltaSea’s education and community programs, along with other priority initiatives. The New Frontier: Turning San Pedro Into a Major Player in the ‘Blue Economy’ The October 2017 issue of San Pedro Today features AltaSea and three of our innovative, pioneer partners in the blue economy sector; Phil Cruver, CEO and […]

By Vipe Desai, CEO of HDX Hydration Mix, AltaSea Campaign Ambassador and Board Member, Ocean Champions Do you know how many straws are used every day? And do you know there are alternative solutions to single-use plastic straws? If you don’t know the answers to these two questions than take a minute to watch the […]

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE Exxon Misled the Public on Climate Change, Study Says (New York Times) As Exxon Mobil responded to news reports in 2015 that said that the company had spread doubt about the risks of climate change despite its own extensive research in […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 12, 2017 AltaSea Joins The Longest Swim As Ben Lecomte Prepares to Cross Pacific Ocean  Record Holder’s Initiative to Highlight Plastics Pollution, Generate Ocean and Human Research Data Will Appear at Sept. 16th AltaSea Open House in San Pedro LOS ANGELES – With training support from AltaSea at the Port of […]

By David Bloom Chatting with Ben Lecomte by phone from his Austin home, it’s easy to forget a few things. One, that he’s French (having lived in the United States longer than in his home country). Two, that he’s 50 (he sounds much younger). And three, that he plans to swim across the Pacific Ocean. […]

The Daily Breeze (  By Donna Littlejohn, Daily Breeze Tuesday, August 29, 2017 In the latest partnership sealed for AltaSea, the Boys and Girls Clubs of LA Harbor has signed a long-term agreement to combine resources. The first step, taken two weeks ago, is sharing administrative office space on the 10th floor of the building […]

For Immediate Release August 24, 2017 AltaSea, Boys & Girls Clubs Sign Long-Term Deal Agreement Brings Together Los Angeles Harbor Non-Profits Building a Better San Pedro Region LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – AltaSea at the Port of Los Angeles and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Los Angeles Harbor have signed a long-term agreement to combine […]

MARINE SCIENCE Marine Biologists Study Dolphin Species Diets to Understand Foraging Habits (Phys Org News) The health of dolphin populations worldwide depends on sustained access to robust food sources. A new report by UC Santa Barbara researchers and colleagues at UC San Diego and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration looks at three different dolphin […]

By Jacob Samborn “The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.”  – Jacques Yves Cousteau I can’t get enough! The most inspiring addition to my new life in Los Angeles has been working as an eager […]

By: Luis G. Mora, Science Communication Fellow July 13th, 2017 I never expected to do this, but sometimes you have to tell your boss “no,” even if the boss is an expedition leader aboard a ship miles from shore in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The truth is, though, most of the time you’re […]