Celebrate the Sea on World Oceans Day
If you’re like us, you make it a point to appreciate the ocean every single day. But not everyone is able to take a minute or two out of their busy lives to stop and think about how important the sea really is, and so World Oceans Day is held on June 8 every year to remind us all to look at great photos, videos, and stories of the remarkable world that covers two-thirds of the Earth’s surface.
This brief video from NOAA gives a great overview of World Oceans Day, but there are dozens more ways to see what’s happening in the oceans today. Here are just a few to check out today:
-The Ocean Project partners with zoos, aquariums, and museums around the world to promote ocean conservation. Its website includes tons of research that can help regular people take action to protect the seas; click here to visit the Ocean Project.
-The World Ocean Observatory’s mission is to serve as a central place of exchange for ocean information, education and public discourse; to serve as an independent forum and focus for ocean affairs; to advocate for the ocean through an open, worldwide network of communication; and to provide a window on the future of the ocean for the general public and decision-makers around the world.Click here to visit the World Ocean Observatory.
-The World Ocean Network is an international association working to raise public awareness about the importance of the ocean for humanity and about the impact that our everyday actions can have on the marine environment. Click here to visit the World Ocean Network.
-Sailors for the Sea was founded to galvanize the sailing and boating community around ocean health issues. Its participation in many of the top regattas and sailing events around the world, including its Clean Regattas program, has become the model for aligning recreational boating with ocean conservation. Click here to visit Sailors for the Sea.