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World Oceans Day: What Are We Doing? – by Robin Kundis Craig

June 7, 2013

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Plastic octopus thrown back by the Pacific Ocean at Gray Whale Cove, California Coast, USA (Photo credit: Wonderlane via flickr cc)

What Is World Oceans Day?

Tomorrow (June 8th) is World Oceans Day. This is a relatively new event—the United Nations General Assembly decided in 2008 (United Nations Resolution 63/111, paragraph 171) that every June 8, starting with June 8, 2009, would bear the United Nation’s designation of World Oceans Day. The purpose in designating World Oceans Day was to call attention to the many problems facing the ocean and to raise global awareness of the many challenges facing both marine ecosystems and the humans that depend upon them.


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