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Cleaning our oceans one swell at a time

La Mer Maids is a volunteer-run non-profit making the world a better place by cleaning where we live and inspiring others through example and education.

We currently operate out of six different ports in Southern California.

How You Can Get Involved

Donate to support our cleanups or contact us to get involved.

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2 weeks ago
La Mer Maids

Tuesday La Mer Maids boat - I haven't been out in a while and it was lovely to be back out on the water. Water was choppy to start but calmed down around noon, and we picked up 16 balloons. We saw common and bottlenose dolphin, then had a surprise visitor! ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
La Mer Maids

Happy world oceans day and thank you for the frequent surprises ... See MoreSee Less

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I think so!

That whale looks as surprised to see you as you were to see it!

4 weeks ago
La Mer Maids

Mermaids Pattie, Sherrie, Jessie, and new mermaid, Abigail, along with boat dogs Sunny and Zeus, went out of Marina del Rey yesterday. We removed 10 mylar balloons, 2 latex balloons, and 135 pieces of plastic, styrofoam, and miscellaneous debris from the harbor and Santa Monica canyon. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago
La Mer Maids

La Mer Maids boat on Wednesday the 18th was exhausting! Sherrie Rohde, Sunny the Wonder Boat Dog, Dee Whitehurst, and Pattie Indictor started out of Marina del Rey Freedom Boat Club Los Angeles & Huntington Beach only to find a ridiculously dirty harbor, and a kelp line FULL of trash only a half mile out. After pulling 374 pieces of trash out of the water (and 1 lone balloon), even Sunny was tired. Good job MerMaids! ... See MoreSee Less

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Go MerWomen!!

1 month ago
La Mer Maids

La MerMaids had a lovely day on the water yesterday, with only 2 of us pulling in 26 balloons and 67 pieces of assorted trash (cans, bottles, cups, and the usual torn pieces of single use snack bags). The water was like glass in the Pedro Channel, and a few bottlenose dolphins decided to travel with us for a while. One young dolphin came very close to the boat and gave us quite the curious look, which was a huge reward for our efforts. Thank you to MerMaids Jo Brown and Patricia Indictor.
Hydrotheraphy out of Redondo Beach Freedom Boat Club Los Angeles & Huntington Beach
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2 months ago
La Mer Maids

"Akela" (T046B2) breaches full of life back in August of 2021. Sadly, Akela's calf, born in November, was nowhere to be seen during a recent encounter with the family in mid April this year.

Though not confirmed, the calf is assumed to have perished. This was Akela's first calf. Calf mortality rates within the first 6 months are very high, some as high as 50%. Today, this family consists of mother and leader Raksha, and her 5 daughters, Akela, Tread, Sedona, Quiver, Sol, and a granddaughter, Tsakani.

📷 Garry Sutton, or garyj_27 (Instagram).
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2 months ago
La Mer Maids

La MerMaids gave it a good try yesterday, but high winds and choppy conditions chased us back home early in the day. Sadly, looks like much of the trash usually found in LA Harbor had been blown out to sea. At least we had a curious sea lion follow us very closely to see if we had anything for him. Delightful! Thank you trashers❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

La MerMaids gave it a good try yesterday, but high winds and choppy conditions chased us back home early in the day. Sadly, looks like much of the trash usually found in LA Harbor had been blown out to sea. At least we had a curious sea lion follow us very closely to see if we had anything for him. Delightful! Thank you trashers❤️Image attachment
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In 2022,
we have collected:

Pieces of trash

Miles

Balloons

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Cleaning our oceans takes us all. Clean where you live and let us know how you’re helping.
We look forward to your help in spreading our mission around the world.

Los Angeles, California

info@lamermaids.org