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Maltbu, CA: Ted Danson; the Actor and Environmental Activist Talks about the Ocean, the Best Beaches, and the Beauty of Breaching Whales

Magazine article Sunset

Maltbu, CA: Ted Danson; the Actor and Environmental Activist Talks about the Ocean, the Best Beaches, and the Beauty of Breaching Whales

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His first visits to the beach When I was growing up in Arizona, we'd go to Southern California each summer and rent a cottage in Laguna Beach or San Clemente. The beach was a dream come true for me.

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Becoming an ocean advocate During my Cheers days, I started making money. And I realized money is a responsibility. What do you do with it? You can get things done.

The environmental group Oceana I'm on the board. We have 90 people working full time on ocean issues, with offices around the globe. The world's fisheries are on the brink of collapse. One-third of the fish we catch are just thrown overboard and lost. Bottom trawling destroys coral reefs. We're attacking those problems.

His favorite beach My wife [Mary Steenburgen] and I live at Malibu. It's a great beach for taking long walks. If you're into surfing, there are two or three good spots by Malibu Pier. …

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