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Los Angeles Underwater Explorers; Ghost Fishing

We are a group of specially trained volunteer scuba divers that are ridding our world's oceans of abandoned commercial fishing gear, AKA "ghost nets" (I am the coordinator for the United States, based out of Los Angeles).

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  • PLAY ·2015 Grants Challenge

    The OCEAN is the best place to play in LA! But we must keep her clean!

    At least once a month, we go to various shipwrecks and reefs that are covered in ghost nets, which will wreak havoc on fragile marine ecosystems for decades or even centuries if they are not removed. Los Angeles is FULL of people who scuba dive, surf, swim, snorkel, kayak, windsurf, etc.- we live near the ocean because we LOVE her! We also do a lot of outreach for adults and kids of all ages: lectures, presentations, tabling events to let everyone know what is happening in the ocean.