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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
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