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

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes September 2018

Reported by Jono Dove 10 members present Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann) Club Assets: $4,628.64 Classes: $1,278.21 General Fund: $3,250.43 $150.00 paid towards liability insurance $464.91 paid towards Advanced Open Water Class material fees $2.92 Square credit card processing fees Membership (Eliza... 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

General Meeting Minutes September 2018

Reported by Jono Dove Speaker: Linda Hunter, “The Wild Oyster Project” 45 members present Guests: Harris Miller Rich and Matthew Vita, Dylan, and Lindsey Brendan and Kara Blake Jenn Entertainment (Gayle Hudson) 2018 October 4 - “Strange Fish in Weird Places” Paulina Salinas Ruiz November 8 Special Night - ... More