Styrofoam Pollution and the Ocean
July 13, 2018

By Mary Luna, Coastal and Marine Scientist, Heal the Bay During my student days I used to drive from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica for a relaxing run on the sand. I’ve always found the shoreline a peaceful place. …

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Reduce Plastic Pollution: AB 1884
July 2, 2018

By California Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), author of Assembly Bill 1884, which calls upon dine-in, full service restaurants to have a straws-upon-request policy. The California Coastal Commission has recorded roughly 835,425 plastic straws and stirrers collected between 1988 …

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AltaSea: Trending – June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE A robot submarine found the ‘Holy Grail of shipwrecks.’ It’s worth billions. (The Washington Post) The San José, the largest galleon and the flagship of one …

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AltaSea: Trending – May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018

A monthly round-up of news and trends important to the AltaSea community. MARINE SCIENCE The quest to map the mysteries of the ocean floor (BBC) The sea’s terrain plays a critical role in our ecosystem. Underwater crests and valleys determine …

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AltaSea: Trending – September 13, 2017
September 13, 2017

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 …

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