#WorldOceansDay

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World Oceans Day highlights the need to protect oceans from further deterioration. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8 every year
  • One of the biggest threats to ocean health is overfishing
  • Reducing your carbon footprint, using re-usable bags are some of the ways you can help to save the ocean

World Oceans Day is celebrated on June 8, every year. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The ocean covers 70% of the planet and is our primary source of life
  • The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen
  • The name "Pacific Ocean" is derived from the Latin name Tepre Pacificum

World Oceans Day was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Brazil. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • This year's theme for World Oceans Day is "The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods"
  • As the ocean covers over 70% of the planet, it is our primary source of life and sustenance
  • The ocean is also responsible for at least 50% of the planet's oxygen