World Oceans Day is June 8

World Oceans Day is June 8

Oceans Week     June 1 to 8

Help, Help, Help! Our Oceans Are In Peril

News Release: We can all help. Oceans provide 80% of our oxygen as well as food and medicine but are in peril. World Oceans Day is June 8, Oceans Week is June 1 to 8. Everyone in the world lives on a watershed flowing to an ocean, so everyone can help our oceans each day.

CO2 is at an all time high in our oceans, yet we expect our oceans to
generate oxygen for us. No oxygen, no life on this planet. Solution: Reduce
our carbon footprint by walking, biking or taking public transit. Reduce our
water and energy consumption. Stop dumping chemicals into the ground and
into our drains. Every city has a hazardous waste depot.

National Geographic reports 8 million tons of plastics enter our oceans each
year joining the 6 plastic garbage patches, some from North America through rivers and lakes. There are 3 plastic garbage patches in the Pacific Ocean, 2 in the Atlantic and 1 in the Indian Ocean. This proves that every country on every continent is contributing to the plastic pollution in our oceans. Solution: Keep all
plastics away from shorelines. Have fun doing a shoreline cleanup with
friends and family.

Friends of the Earth state 1 billion gallons of raw sewage into our oceans
yearly damages. Ottawa, Victoria and others still allow raw sewage into
waterways. The report card on environmental habits of the cruise lines is a
rude awakening. Solution: Tell our governments to take serious action to
preserve our environment for our grandchildren and great grandchildren. We
can chose a cruise line with a top environmental track record.

Boaters and beach goers are responsible for 70% of the styrofoam entering
our waterways and oceans, killing marine life. Solution: Never use styrofoam
fenders on boats or docks, it breaks down too quickly; use fenders and life
rings made of a tougher material. Replace styrofoam picnic plates and cups
with reusable containers.

The David Suzuki Foundation and others are warning us some salmon and
shellfish farms are having a serious negative impact on the breeding grounds
of other species and our environment. Many fish are on the endangered list.
Solution: We can avoid eating fish which are on the endangered list and
avoid salmon and shellfish farmed using methods which harm other species and
our environment. Ask before we purchase. Let these industries and retailers
understand we care.

One Earth

One Ocean

Ours To Protect

Together We Can Make A Difference

World Oceans Day, June 8th, was declared by the United Nations at the urging of Canada. Oceans Week, June 1 - 8, was declared by the Board of World Oceans Day Canada in 2010.

Our goals are to educate about the importance of protecting our waterways, watersheds and ocean waters and habitat and encourage everyone to take action to preserve, conserve and protect. Everyone in the world lives on a watershed. Oceans generate 80% of our oxygen (trees generate 20%). The future of our planet is in our hands. Together we can make a difference.

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Underwater Ocean Research Camera with ReefCam

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Photos: Dolphins near Vancouver Island and Vancouver BC, English Bay with palm trees, Vancouver BC