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In honor of World Oceans Day, 8,000 California students took part in the statewide Kids' Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach cleanups at six events from Humboldt to San Diego. They learned about ocean pollution prevention at school and then took a field trip to a beach to do a cleanup and form amazing art messages on the sand. This year, the "Sea Change" theme for the aerial art messages declared that it's time for a change in people's habits that affect ocean health. To see more images and learn more about this annual program funded by the WHALE TAIL® License Plate, visit Also in honor of World Oceans Day, a new video was released to showcase nearly 20 years of aerial art formations as part of Kids' Ocean Day. We hope you enjoy the video.

WHALE TAIL® Grantee Highlight:


Students on a boat taking part in MPA monitoring

Both WILDCOAST and LA Waterkeeper received WHALE TAIL® grants to bring underserved youth to southern California's Marine Protected Areas to explore offshore waters by boat and become citizen scientists... [Read more]

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