Happy World Oceans Day!

By Anci Valiart

June 8th is World Oceans Day, a day to appreciate and respect our life-giving oceans. We are at a crucial point with our oceans and action must be taken now to reverse the devastating effects of overfishing, pollution, and climate change, with half of the coral reefs now destroyed and 90% of big fish populations depleted, according to the United Nations.

This year’s World Oceans Day theme is “The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods,” and one way you can help right now is to Join the Fight Against Plastic Pollution.

Reducing waste and the use of chemical pollutants are two more great ways to start making a change for the better. You can make a difference.

“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.”

-Jacques-Yves Cousteau

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