The ocean is one of my favourite places to spend my time. I absolutely love swimming and surfing in it. Chilling on the beach is another great way to enjoy a day nearTyne water. I hope that my children will one day appreciate and enjoy the beauty of our it as much as I do. In order for them to have a chance of enjoying the ocean we need to protect it.
The ocean is essential for food security and the health and survival of life, it plays a vital role in balancing our climate and forms an integral part of our biosphere. The official designation of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the current challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.
World Oceans Day is an opportunity every year to honour the world’s ocean, celebrate the products the ocean provides, such as seafood, as well as it’s marine life. It is time to appreciate it’s intrinsic value. The ocean also fascilitates international trade without which the world would struggle to operate. Global pollution and over-consumption of fish have resulted in drastically dwindling populations, plus placing our Ocean’s health at risk.
The World Ocean Network and other groups have been working to build greater awareness of the crucial role of the ocean in our lives and the important ways people can help. World Oceans Day provides an opportunity to get directly involved in protecting our future, through beach cleanups, educational programs and other planned activities help to raise consciousness of how our lives depend on the oceans.
Here are few great pictures that show why I am so in love with the ocean and why I will do my best to protect it as much as I can.
Go out and make a difference, even if you just pick up one piece of rubbish every time you visit the beach, every little bit counts!