Today is World Oceans Day, a global day of celebration and collaboration for the world's oceans. Hundreds of events are planned in more than 100 countries, including the United Nations Oceans Conference taking place this week in New York City.
This year's theme is "Our Oceans, Our Future" with a conservation focus on solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter.
According to The Ocean Project, here are six great reasons to celebrate World Oceans Day:
The oceans ...
• generate most of the oxygen we breathe
• regulate our climate
• clean the water we drink
• offer a pharmacopoeia of medicines
• provide limitless inspiration
Our vision is to restore the world's oceans on a global scale. To celebrate #WorldOceansDay, tell us why you… https://t.co/lKZoZM2mBc— Oceana (@Oceana)1496925020.0
Indian Ocean has 1.3 trillion pieces of plastic, making it 2nd most plastic polluted ocean: https://t.co/ZDf9aEuEt7… https://t.co/6GUAZ8z4Yr— United Nations India (@United Nations India)1496906652.0
We need large protected areas where the fish are safe, and the dividends will keep coming- @SylviaEarle… https://t.co/RRMZr9740n— IUCN (@IUCN)1496839044.0
Don’t let plastic harm our oceans. Stop this wave: https://t.co/ikhpVGsmRb #NoPlastic #WorldOceansDay https://t.co/dIY3SKkv5e— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace)1496912451.0
Every day is #WorldOceansDay for Sea Shepherd! Learn more about how we Defend, Conserve and Protect our seas:… https://t.co/poLaXvA3y7— Sea Shepherd (@Sea Shepherd)1496912248.0
It's #WorldOceansDay! There are more than 24 trillion reasons to protect our oceans. RT to help #SaveOurOcean https://t.co/jTFqTWCVFo— WWF EU (@WWF EU)1496904312.0
Dumping waste & extracting resources has surpassed ocean’s strength. It's high time we understand the limits of th… https://t.co/reqU2OviGB— Dr. Harsh Vardhan (@Dr. Harsh Vardhan)1496902550.0