Today is World Oceans Day; a day to celebrate and raise awareness of oceans and the critical impact they have on life. The theme this year is Healthy oceans, healthy planet.
We are very fortunate to live in a vibrant marine setting. We enjoy beautiful coastal vistas, sensational marine life encounters, fantastic recreational opportunities and great economic benefits, amongst other things, thanks to our geographic location.
The United Nations describe the ocean as the "heart of the planet". It connects people and industries; is home to an amazing variety of wildlife; and helps to regulate climate. Unfortunately, many pressures from human activities are taking a toll on the world's oceans and seas.
So, take a moment today and think about what you can do to help this amazing habitat.
In the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moo, "Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference."