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WHALE TAIL® Grantee Highlight:

June Jordan School for Equity

Thanks to a WHALE TAIL® grant, students from June Jordan School for Equity, a small public school in San Francisco, will have the opportunity to explore and investigate the nearby ocean and Bay... [Read more]

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Public Education Program


A photo taken from the sky shows kids forming a design in the sand of a tidepool scene and the words Unite for the Ocean
OC Coastkeeper led more than 1,300 kids in the Whale Tail-funded Kids' Ocean Day program
in Huntington Beach on May 28, 2015.

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KIDS' OCEAN DAY 2015

There were 7,000 California students who took part in KIDS' OCEAN DAY 2015, uniting to protect the ocean and urging the rest of us to do the same. They learned about ocean pollution prevention at school and then took a field trip to a beach to do a cleanup and form their amazing art messages on the sand. This image shows 900 students and volunteers at the Mike Thompson Wildlife Area in Humboldt County on June 3, organized by Friends of the Dunes in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management. To see more images and learn more about this annual program funded by the WHALE TAIL® License Plate, visit the OceanDay.net.





California's official Marine Reptile: the Leatherback Sea Turtle

Artwork by Tim Malko, 12th grade honorable mention in the 2007 Coastal Art & Poetry Contest.

The leatherback sea turtle swims more than 6,000 miles to feed on jellies off the California coast, although it does not land on our beaches. This 100-million-year-old species outlived the dinosaurs but its population has declined by approximately 90 percent in the last 25 years. Learn more about leatherbacks.