World Oceans Day

Jun 08, 2015 |

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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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." 

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