At a time when our 24 hour news cycle broadcasts little joy, the enthusiasm of the volunteers who came to do nothing but pick up other people’s trash and garbage, shed a certain kind of light to blot out all the negative headlines of the day. At our locale, most volunteers were locals— some partnered with a friend or family, and some represented local groups. Visitors from Livermore and San Jose, (both cities about 200 miles north of San Simeon) also joined in the effort to keep our wastes from slipping into the Pacific Ocean.
What seemed like a landfill of plastic in kelp, catapulted me into photographic obsession (about 200 frames shot). I lost track of time while I stooped and bent my body to find the right way to capture this polyester moment. Eventually several curious people asked “ What are you photographing?”
We have a new blog for the young children in your life: Neptune 911 For Kids. This fun blog features stories about ocean-hero kids, marine mammals, ways to save the ocean, and pages about the unique and weird creatures one… Read More ›
Editor’s Note: The gray whale is currently in migration from their summer feeding grounds in the Artic Ocean to their birthing and breeding grounds in Mexico. To follow a gray whale’s migration route and for more about the dangers these… Read More ›
From Ocean Elders Plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental issues facing our oceans today. The Clean Oceans Project (TCOP) has developed a unique approach to solving this problem that not only removes plastic from our oceans, but transforms… Read More ›