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June 8, 2010

Happy World Oceans Day!

Happy World Oceans Day to our Partners and Friends around the world!

This year's World Oceans Day event is bigger and better than ever, thanks to the involvement of hundreds of organizations in dozens of countries.

While today is a time to celebrate the world's ocean, and our personal connection to the sea, it is also a time to reflect on why the ocean's health is linked to our own personal health, and how what we do to the ocean, we end up doing,
eventually, to ourselves. In short, it's a good time to help make taking care of the ocean a higher priority, personally and politically.

The ongoing environmental, social, and economic disaster in the Gulf of Mexico with the BP oil spill shows how vulnerable the ocean is to human pressures, and also serves as a terrible reminder as to how addicted to oil we are as a society. This year, let's all begin to work harder on weaning ourselves from our oil addiction, and make the world a healthier, and safer, place for all of us, including the diversity of animal and plant life in the ocean.

Each of us can really make positive difference and today is a great day to commit - or re-commit - to making a concerted effort to remember the ocean, not only today but as we move forward with our busy lives, and strive to protect and conserve the ocean for our generation and for future generations. There are many of small, and also bigger, ways we can help. Learn more about how to help and Seas the Day today and then spread the word!

3 comments:

  1. Seas the day indeed. See what is in our oceans while you can.

    With each SCUBA visit to sites in the Indo-Pacific, I am dismayed at the declining shark and top order predator fish populations, the levels of coral bleaching storm damage to our reefs, and the unpredictable changes that have occurred due to run-off of land-based pollutants.

    Below is a link to a 3 min film on the critical value of marine reserves, but it is sobering to think that even these special places may be in vain if we do not halt current trends in oceanic degradation.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5UFZmOcl1g

    Please enjoy the video, and share with your friends and colleagues. I hope this helps fire up passion and moves more people to act to protect our oceans.

    Sea our marine environment while you can, or better still, act to ensure your children can see it too.

    Regards,

    Wayne.

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  2. Here are my two facts and my two nephews wearing blue jeans.http://cityofsunshineandstorms.blogspot.com/2010/06/o-is-for-oceans-day.html
    Happy Oceans Day to all!

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  3. Do note that we have posted a page on our site for you to promote related to personal action and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. You can check it out at
    http://theoceanproject.org/action/gulf_crisis.php

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