Friday, June 8, 2012

World's Ocean Day, 2012



The above picturea are of our ocean.   We live at the beach and it's clean and absolutely wonderful here in Oxnard, California.  The islands in the background are the Channel Islands and it's wonderful to go on a boat out to the islands and go whale watching.  Everything here is just so beautiful!


World Oceans Day is celebrated around the world every June 8th. Join in! Visit http://www.WorldOceansDay.org/
to download materials & find events near you!  On FaceBook you can join World Oceans Day.  See this incredible video that is less than one minute long. 

John and I recently took a week long vacation to Long Beach which is south of us and we stayed at a wonderful hotel and visited the amazing Aquarium of the Pacific and am going to share some amazing photos that I took while we were there.





I will be sharing more of our pictures from our vacation on another day.  But today we are honoring THE OCEAN!  What can you do to be involved?


It’s fun and easy!

Why Should You Celebrate World Oceans Day?

The world’s ocean:
  • Generates most of the oxygen we breathe
  • Helps feed us
  • Regulates our climate
  • Cleans the water we drink
  • Offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines
  • Provides limitless inspiration!

Now we can give back.

Take part in World Oceans Day events and activities this year and help protect our ocean for the future!
It’s up to each one of us to help ensure that our ocean is protected and conserved for future generations. World Oceans Day allows us to:
  • Change perspective – encourage individuals to think about what the ocean means to them and what it has to offer all of us with hopes of conserving it for present and the future generations.
  • Learn - discover the wealth of diverse and beautiful ocean creatures and habitats, how our daily actions affect them, and how we are all interconnected.
  • Change our ways – we are all linked to, and through, the ocean! By taking care of your backyard, you are acting as a caretaker of our ocean. Making small modifications to your everyday habits will greatly benefit our blue planet.
  • Celebrate - whether you live inland or on the coast we are all connected to the ocean; take the time to think about how the ocean affects you, and how you affect the ocean, and then organize or participate in activities that celebrate our world ocean.
So what are you going to do for World's Ocean Day 2012 or from now on regarding the ocean?

16 comments:

DevotedMommy said...

What a great article, Carolyn!

My SoCal Life said...

I love the ocean too! We are so lucky to live in CA and near the ocean! I don't think I could ever leave it!

Jes said...

Lovely Pics...

Kelly said...

Oh, the beach looks warm and inviting. Great write up Carolyn.

kerry said...

I want to go to the sea side now !!

LOVE MELISSA:) said...

What a great post ! I had no idea today was world earth day! Thanks

Zack said...

Nice post! Puts me in a better mood with all of those nice pictures of the beach and ocean waves! :)

Mimi B said...

I miss seeing the ocean. Those are beautiful pictures. I've never heard of this day either! Thanks for all the great info!

Ada said...

I never knew of World Ocean Day,so thanks for sharing! Hope you all have a great day at the beach!

Grace said...

I love the ocean as well and you've listed some great tips about being involved and caring for it.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

It's hard to think of the oceans when I live so far away from them! But this is a great article! I hope they are all still in clean and great condition when I finally get a chance to visit on!

John Mullin said...

No better place to live, Seabirds, seals barking, and the sound of waves

Kari said...

First, I have to say that I went to college in SB and I love the area up there and the Channel Islands! Beautiful place to live!

And secondly, I live in SD so I can't complain. We live just steps off the beach and I didn't know it was World Ocean Day! Thanks for the insight!

royalegacy said...

I would love to be able to get away for a few days to the beach. That beach is only about four hours worth of driving for me. Looks so inviting. Sigh.....

Danielle

Clancy Cash Harrison MS, RD, LDN said...

You make me want to go to the beach which I live far from! i love this post!!!!

Jenelle said...

What beautiful pictures! I had no idea that today was world ocean day. Thanks for sharing and letting us all know.
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