Tomorrow is World Oceans Day, when people in multiple countries from many organizations host events and get-togethers to “celebrate our world ocean and our personal connection to the sea.”
According to the “about” page, the day is supposed to help participants:
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 connected to 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.
Considering the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, I imagine the dialog will take on a sad tone. BP’s oil spill is likely to affect the water, animals and Gulf Coast residents for YEARS to come.