HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Ocean conservation groups gathered in Rep. Katie Porter’s 47th Congressional District at the Bolsa Chica Visitor Center in Huntington Beach to discuss challenges to the ocean, while also exploring solutions at the federal level.

Topics included offshore oil and gas leases, the 2021 Huntington Beach oil spill, ocean plastics and harmful algal blooms.

The discussion around harmful algal blooms included the domoic acid outbreak earlier this year that affected thousands of sea lions and other marine mammals across our coastline.