We’ve been reading about this previous week’s World Oceans Day on social media and in the press, and it’s a great idea to set aside one week out of 52 in a year to highlight the oceans’ plight, but is it enough?
The ocean (from ancient Greek, Okeanós) is a body of water that makes up much of the hydrosphere of a planet. On Earth, an ocean is one of the world’s main standard divisions. These are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic) and Arctic Oceans in descending order by region. In American English, the term “ocean” is often used interchangeably with “sea”.
Since the world’s ocean is the main element of Earth’s hydrosphere, it is essential to life, is part of the carbon cycle, and affects patterns of climate and weather. The World’s Ocean is the habitat of 230,000 known species, but since much of it is unexplored, the number of species in the ocean is much larger, possibly more than two million. The origin of the oceans of Earth is unknown.
Here are the 12 issues affecting our oceans:::
Plastic, overfishing, irresponsible farm fishing, ghost fishing, garbage, acidification, dead zones, mercury pollution, offshore drilling, whale and shark finning, ocean warming, and destruction of habitats and coral reefs.
So how can we help?
Participate in the event or event of next years World Oceans Day and help protect the national ocean. It is up to each of us to help ensure that our ocean is secure for future generations.
Tell people to think about what the sea means to them and what it has to give us all with hopes to preserve it for current and future generations.
Study and learn about the richness of various and lovely sea animals and habitats, how they are affected by our daily actions, and how we are all interconnected. And it will benefit our blue planet even more to involve your family, friends and society!
We’re all connected to the sea, and by it! Start to act as a caretaker of our ocean by taking care of your backyard and assisting in your society. Making small changes to your daily habits will create a difference, and involving your family, friends, and society will further benefit our blue planet!
We are all linked to the sea, whether you live inland or on the shore. Take the time to think about how you are affected by the ocean and how you are affecting the ocean, and then organize or participate in our ocean celebrating activities.
To survive, we all need water, and let us make everyday “World Oceans Day” a regular day!