CBC National Radio Sharks! In
charge of the Eco-system in our oceans
Eco Tourism; watching sharks in their natural
habitat is worth $300,000,000 per year and expected to grow to over
$700,000,000 per year. They are worth more alive than dead.
Sharks are in charge of the Eco-system in our
oceans. They eat sick fish and control the population of invasive creatures, encouraging the growth of healthy fish. The number of Sharks has declined by 97% in recent years.
This fact should alarm all of us.
CBC National TV It's World Oceans Day But the Waters Are Not Fine http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/social-issues/its-world-oceans-day-come-on-in-the-waters-not-fine.html
CBC National TV Oceans of Plastic in Our Oceans http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/2013/02/16/february-16-2013/
GLOBAL National TV Use Seabirds To Monitor The Oceans http://globalnews.ca/news/530109/use-seabirds-to-monitor-oceans-scientist/
GLOBAL National TV Humpback Whale Resurgence http://globalnews.ca/news/402723/graphic-monday-boreal-caribou-declining-in-b-c-humpback-whales-experience-resurgence/
Huffington Post (5 articles below) Metro News (15 major cities) Canada Water magazine Aeroplan Earth Sky Embassy News Canadian Boreal Initiative Canada Home School news Canadian Teachers Magazine THE COVE GUARDIAN Book Releases
http://thecoveguardian.blogspot.ca/2013/05/world-ocean-day-book-release.html 30 Days before the World Ocean Day Ebook Launch a campaign was launched to "Help" this new very informative book that
gives Marine Life a Voice
CANADA FOUNDATION FOR
Canada Rides The Ocean Science Wave 5 projects which help marine
Canadian Dept of Fisheries and Oceans
Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans
Did You Know? 10 Fun Facts About Our Oceans
4. World Ocean Day
Neill Director, World Ocean
5. World Oceans Day Means Business For the first time in history, some industries face the real possibility of
maxing out the Earth's natural resources in an effort to meet growing consumer
demand. Ocean resources are of particular concern.
Posted: 06/07/2013 5:08 pm
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-stone/world-oceans-day-means-bu_b_3403526.html Greg Stone Chief Scientist for Oceans, Conservation International
ONTARIO TVO TV Ontario Covers World Oceans Day http://ww3.tvo.org/story/tvo-covers-world-oceans-day
TVO celebrates World Oceans Day with a focus on issues affecting our oceans' health and some of the solutions to those threats.
Chat with The Water Brothers; Watch Their New Episode
Join Water Brothers Alex and Tyler Mifflin, for a live chat at 1:00 p.m. ET onSaturday, June 8. Producer Mary Taws will host a Google+ Hangout and share
your questions with Al & Ty. Find out what they’ve discovered on
their travels about the health of world oceans. You can also send your
questions using the hashtag #TVOWaterBros.
And all that same day, World Oceans Day, take advantage of
exclusive access to The Water Brothers Season 2, Episode 1: “Plastic
Ocean.” The world’s oceans are collecting an alarming amount of our used
and discarded plastic. It breaks down but it doesn’t degrade. And
plastic debris is found in all levels of the oceanic food chain. Don’t
miss “Plastic Ocean” - available online for 24 hours only.
Also on TVO: The Water Brothers: Reefer Madness The world's coral reefs are home to a quarter of all marine life - and
they're being wiped out. The Water Brothers visit the Meso-American
reef, which stretches for over 1,000 km off the coasts of Mexico,
Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. The Water Brothers: The Big Thaw The North Pole is melting faster than ever. The Northwest Passage will
soon be an international shipping lane. The polar bear may soon be
extinct. Change in the Arctic is happening at warp speed and with rising
sea levels; the fate of the world depends on slowing the Big Thaw. Green Hero: Rob Stewart Rob Stewart is the award-winning director of "Sharkwater." His
provocative documentary challenges the age-old image of sharks as
man-eaters and suggests the real villains may be those who kill 100
million sharks each year. The Agenda with Steve Paikin: Big Ocean Blues Pollution, climate change, overfishing: In this 2009 program, The Agenda
examines the tragedy of the commons and the slow-motion death of our
ALBERTA City of Lethbridge http://www.lethbridge.ca/NewsCentre/Pages/Environment-Week-2013.aspx
Alberta Provincial Government http://www.assembly.ab.ca/visitor/preview.pdf
The Calgary Zoo Bow River Shuttles http://bowrivershuttles.blogspot.ca/2013/06/world-oceans-day-june-08-2013.html
Alberta Dept of Environment http://www.environment.gov.ab.ca/edu/eweek/2008/index.asp
Powell River BC Sun FM 95.7
Vancouver Sun newspaper
Vancouver Good Life magazine
Vancouver Island: The Local Weekly News
Prince George, British Columbia Northern Star Online Author and Graphics Artist: Will Lewis, Prince George, British Columbia
The concept was proposed on June 8th, 1992 by
Canada, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was
unofficially celebrated every year as World Oceans Day until the UN
proclamation. It has been coordinated internationally since then by The
Ocean Project, and the World Ocean Network, with greater success and
global participation each year.
World Oceans Day is an opportunity every year to honour the world’s
oceans, celebrate the products the ocean provides such as seafood as
well as marine life itself for aquariums, pets, and also a time to
appreciate its own intrinsic value. The ocean also provides sea-lanes
for international trade. Global pollution and over-consumption of fish
have resulted in drastically dwindling population of the majority of species.
The Ocean Project, working in partnership with the World Ocean
Network, with its network of over 1,600 organizations and others
throughout the world, has been promoting World Oceans Day since 2003.
These groups have been working to build greater awareness of the crucial
role of the ocean in our lives, and the important ways that people can
World Oceans Day provides us an opportunity to get directly involved
in protecting our future, through a new mindset and personal and
community action and involvement, such as beach cleanups, educational
programs, art contests, film festivals, sustainable seafood events, and
other planned activities help to raise consciousness of how our lives
depend on the oceans. World Oceans Day Canada, and World Oceans Week
Canada, were conceived in 2009 by a few people with passion for the
world that we live in.
The board of directors has since grown to include experienced
business and environmental champions from coast to coast. World Oceans
Day Canada (WODC) is pleased to announce their partnership with Oceans
Networks Canada (ONC), a University of Victoria initiative, and now a
world leader in marine exploration. Both organizations are dedicated to
the preservation and sustainability of our waterways and oceans through
education and action.
“WODC is very excited about the world renown marine observation
systems at ONC, Venus and Neptune Canada, as well as their Ship To Shore
educational tools,” said executive director of World Oceans Day Canada,
Stephen Freitag. “We are pleased to have their input on our website.”
Natasha Ewing of Ocean Networks Canada will sit on the Steering
Committee of World Oceans Day Canada, bringing a focus on education for
the K to 12 age groups, and community action activities.
For more information about this great cause, and how you can be more involved, visit: www.WorldOceansDay.ca