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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 months ago
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It was a pleasure to watch condor 692 ply the skies above Pinnacles for over an hour yesterday.

He repeatedly rode the wind until he was just a dot high in the sky before heading off almost out of sight, then turn and head back, circling down until he was flying in and around the spires.

Here he's passing close by with his air sacs fully deployed as there was a rival male nearby.

#californiacondor #ieatdeadthings #airsacsarego #thanksfortheflyby #birdsofinstagram
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2 months ago
La Mer Maids

La MerMaids were out for a trash pick up today in the Santa Monica Bay, and it turned out to be a day full of wildlife from start to finish. We had bottlenose dolphin interacting with both fin and blue whales, large numbers of sea lions feeding and relaxing, and a little crab that stowed away on a piece of trash that we had to chase down and return to the ocean. All together a day to remember. Thank you to Gray Whale Census @PVIC for guiding us to the whales! thank you MerMaids Dee Whitehurst, Jo Brown, and Pattie Indictor ... See MoreSee Less

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Great shots of your amazing day. And thanks for cleaning up.

Great shots!

5 months ago
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We went out of Marina del Rey on Tuesday and removed 29 balloons from the Santa Monica Bay. It was hot, so a couple mermaids had to jump in. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago
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La Mer Maids and Ray's Hope - Rescue to Rescue - teamed up today ... three veterans, two birthdays, nine balloons, and more dolphins than you would ever imagine made our Ventura to Anacapa trip a Labor Day to remember. ... See MoreSee Less

5 months ago
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5 months ago
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Yesterday was a beautiful day to be on a boat. New Mermaids Gabby and Samira did all the work of collecting trash but we reaped the rewards. Two pods of Bottlenose Dolphins, two pods of Common Dolphins, and two Mola Molas, one with a bite out of his face. We recovered three Mylar balloons, two large pieces of cardboard and plastic, and several wrappers along the way. Then, Gabby and Samira rallied all of us to jump in the water (not everyone all at once, of course). Except Captain Zeus, who was very stressed and wanted us all back on the boat. Diane Alps, David Essex, and Jo Brown got awesome videos and pictures of the day. ... See MoreSee Less

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Nice pictures!!

6 months ago
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The Mer Maids don't just pick up trash, we also try to live sustainably. This compostable phone case arrived today from Pela Case . ... See MoreSee Less

The Mer Maids dont just pick up trash, we also try to live sustainably. This compostable phone case arrived today from Pela Case .

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In 2022,
we have collected:

Pieces of trash

Miles

Balloons

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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.

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