SDOF Collaborative Fisheries Programs
- Fish Monitoring – Tagging and monitoring fish from catch and release fishing methods
- Ghost Lobster Trap Recovery – Removing ghost lobster trap debris from the ocean floor
- Lobster Monitoring - Tagging and monitoring lobster throughout Southern California
- White Seabass Restoration- Replenishing an over-fished local species
SDOF Education Programs
- Canyon Watch – Monitoring sewer line integrity of urban canyons
- Ocean In Motion – Marine science education for under-served youth
- Reef Monitoring – Marine organism identification courses, training citizen scientists
- Wetland Restoration – Removal of invasive plant species and replanting of native species in Emory Cove
- Science Scholarship – Scholarship awarded for outstanding marine science research
With support from the community, the San Diego Oceans Foundation has been able to:
- Prevent 1,000,000’s of gallons of sewage from contaminating our local beaches. In 2007, an SDOF volunteers reported a major sewer line break in Tecolote Canyon and prevented thousands of gallons of raw sewage from entering our waterways.
- Raise & release over 200,000 white seabass helping this once critically low local fish population, to thrive. Hundreds of volunteers feed these fish, check for health issues, and maintain our facility on a daily basis, directly contributing to our local conservation efforts.
- Educate and inspire over 40,000 children with our mobile marine science and conservation program consisting of interactive lectures, hands-on activities, live-animal laboratories and snorkeling, during the summer months.
- Submit over 2,500 underwater surveys by training over 300 local snorkelers and SCUBA divers in marine organism identification, transforming them into citizen scientists.
- Tag over 25,000 lobster and 10,000 bass fish through our collaborative fisheries projects.
- Remove over 2,000 pounds of trash from San Diego Bay at our annual underwater cleanup!