Oyster Shell Recycling

Aqua Tooter September 2018

At our September meeting, Linda Hunter from the Wild Oyster Project explained the mission of the project and why bringing back native oysters can help prevent damage from rising sea levels. More

Gill Net Bycatch

California Bans Giant Ocean Fishing Nets

Used to catch swordfish, the giant nylon curtains often entangle dozens of other marine species. More

great white shark

More to the “White Shark Café” Than Originally Thought!

A recent expedition to the mid-Pacific region dubbed the “White Shark Café” has revealed not an apparently empty area, but one that was teaming with life. More

Chemicals in sunscreen make corals more susceptible to bleaching.

More About Coral-Safe Sunscreens

Follow-up to the July newsletter where we noted that Hawaii banned the use of sunscreen with chemicals that can damage Coral Reefs. More

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AB 1884 – Straws Upon Request

September 20th, California became a greener state. Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 1884 bill. More

Cleanup Crew

Coastal Cleanup Day with the Monterey Bay Sea Otters Dive Club

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to team with the Monterey Bay Sea Otters Dive Club to collect underwater debris at the Breakwater. More

ATDC Members dispersing flowers in memory of Joe at San Carlos Beach

Goodbye to Joe

On Saturday, September 15, a group of about 25 Tooters met to say goodbye to club Lifeme Member “Aloha" Joe Timmons at San Carlos Beach. More

Olympia Oysters

The Wild Oyster Project – Restoring Native Oysters to San Francisco Bay

At our September meeting, Linda Hunter from the Wild Oyster Project explained the mission of the project and why bringing back native oysters can help prevent damage from rising sea levels. More

AOW class, Fall 2018, (L-R): Dennis Hocker (Instructor), Assem Mohanty, Linda Phillips, Matt Warren (dive assistant), David Schooley, Marianne Garcia, Neil Benjamin (Instructor)

Congratulations AOW Graduates

The Advanced Open Water class was completed and the students received their certifications at the September 4 General Meeting. More

Strawberry Anomone © Chad King / Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

Aqua Tooter August 2018

At our August 2 General Meeting, Brian Nelson presented an interesting and informative program on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. More