Today is World Oceans Day 2010. Here is some info from the Nature Conservancy that was sent to many of their Facebook members. Notice they start with a question, since recent events have overshadowed World Oceans Day 2010.
Did you know June 8th is World Oceans Day?
We encourage you to celebrate World Oceans Day today, not just because the need to protect our oceans and coasts came into sharp focus with the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but because you are affected by the ocean every day.
Compounds from coral reef plants and animals help treat cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, viruses and other diseases. This is just one example of the ways you are connected to the world’s oceans.
Our connection to the ocean plays a vital role in our survival, yet there is more to it than that.
Why are you drawn to the sea? Is it the beauty of a sunset reflecting on the water? Is it the immense power of waves crashing on the shore? Tell us! Share what inspires you about oceans.
Thank you for all you do to help with marine conservation each and every day.
Happy World Oceans Day,
The Nature Conservancy