One Piece: it all adds up!

OnePiece sticker

Yesterday I received something very cool in the mail: a One Piece sticker! What’s that you say? Well, the One Piece sticker is the brainchild of Tom Fucigna, a writer, ocean fan, paddleboard enthusiast, environmental steward and all around cool guy doing whatever he can to help save the oceans and in particular Florida’s coast.… [read more]

California Wildlife Center recipes

CA Wildlife Center 2

It’s time to share a couple more things about the California Wildlife Center that didn’t make my last post. As part of the tour, we had the chance to visit the hospital area and see recovering baby humming birds and mourning doves that were so cute. We also saw where volunteers check in to find… [read more]

The California Wildlife Center is amazing!

CA Wildlife Center

I had the chance to visit the California Wildlife Center during their recent Open House and was completely blown away by all the amazing work they do. The Center is located about halfway between Malibu and Calabasas off Malibu Canyon Road. It’s tucked away in the middle of the woods surrounded by hills and greenery,… [read more]

EnviroNet: Cleaning up trash one paddle at a time


What would you do if you were about to pilot a group of tourists and all you could see was trash in your local waterway? Well, if you’re Captain Carlos Macias, you would launch your paddleboard into the middle of the floating trash pile and try to pick it up. And this is exactly what… [read more]

A pelican, a boy and a heartwarming story

Photo credit: Jenny Nguyen

Why not wrap up the holidays with a heartwarming story? Here’s a great one from International Bird Rescue (IBR). A few months ago, the organization was contacted by Christopher Borrayo-Cruz about the possibility of helping rescued animals through his Eagle Scout Project. “We were thrilled, and decided together that he would build a series of… [read more]

Introducing wildlife photographer Michael Daniel Ho

I’ve been pondering ways to expand the topics and interests covered on Ocean Wild Things and one of the best ways to do so is bring other people’s ideas and expertise into the mix. Wildlife photographer Michael Daniel Ho has agreed to be one of those people! I met Michael through our common interest: whale… [read more]

Ted Danson on his new book Oceana

I had an awesome weekend at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC. For anyone who hasn’t been to the festival, you must go! It’s the largest book festival in the U.S., maybe even the world (but don’t quote me on that), and it’s FREE! The only thing you have to pay for… [read more]

Seas the Day!

I just came across this really cool education and conservation project run by The Ocean Project in partnership with the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. It’s called Seas the Day and urges people to take the Seven C’s pledge, some very creative word play at work. Love it! Here’s the Seven C’s pledge: 1. Commit to making… [read more]

Cheryl McCormick ran 55 miles for the Dolphin Dash!

Cheryl McCormick, executive director of the American Cetacean Society, ran 55 miles yesterday, she really did it! As a member of the support team I wasn’t really sure what to expect. The concept of running 55 miles reaches beyond the limits of my imagination. I’m capable of knowing such a feat would be tough, pain… [read more]