World Oceans Day: Significance, Protection, and Impact
June 8 is World Oceans Day. The purpose of this day is to celebrate the importance of water in human life, the protection of aquatic life, and the elimination of marine pollution.
Experts say the sea is the source of 40% of freshwater supply. Seventy-five percent of the oxygen is produced by the oceans. In contrast, the discharge of chemicals and waste from coastal cities into the sea is having dangerous effects.
Globally, the day draws attention to the importance of water, the protection of aquatic animals, and the reduction of marine pollution. Experts say the storage of water necessary for human life in the form of the ocean is heading towards silent destruction.
It is time that the proponents of seas focus on dialogue and stability so that they can be clean and usable. Animals deserve a pleasant and safe place to roam and live. It is important to protect the oceans to help ensure a healthy home for all. On this day, people can come together to create a place for everyone to enjoy and appreciate, no matter where everyone lives.
When Was This Day Established?
In 2008, the United Nations came together to form World Oceans Day. It was first proposed in 1992 during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. The ocean has been an incredibly important part of human history. It was created with the intention of celebrating our special relationship with the ocean and raising awareness of the various dangers it faces. There are about 200,000 identified species that live in the ocean. yet the actual species that live there number in the millions. It is important to make sure that they do not have to worry about moving around freely and enjoying a healthy and safe home.
Even so, owning one remains beyond the reach of the common person. Subsidies for fishing in countries around the world are causing a shortage of game species. These activities have led to efforts to revive the fishing industry. The industry has lost 50 billion a year. This is one of the many factors. That is why we should all celebrate World Oceans Day and raise awareness about all these issues.
Plastic bags are also a cause of the global environmental catastrophe. We have been using plastic bags for decades. Plastic straws and bags are entering the oceans and wreaking havoc. World Oceans Day is a chance to acknowledge the efforts that are made against plastic pollution. It is shocking and disturbing to know that today, every year, 13,000,000 tons of plastic fall into the sea. Among other things, it kills 100,000 marine animals a year.
What is the significance of this day?
This is a good reminder of the fact that oceans play an important role in everyday life around the world. The oceans provide the bulk of the oxygen we breathe. So many people call them the lungs of our planet. It aims to promote a global movement of citizens for better management of the oceans. This is an opportunity to inform the public and tell them what we are doing with the sea. What effect will this have on our lives? It is not just a day that celebrates the beauty, wealth, and promise of the ocean. It is also an opportunity to learn that they are an important part of the biosphere. They are an important source of food and medicine and can no longer be ignored or mistreated.
What to do on this day
Start by taking a nearby sea tour to restore a personal connection to the sea. Take a deep breath and appreciate the beauty and stability of the ocean every day of the week. Invite family as well, and while there, bring information about the ocean and what people really need to know about it so that it will be a joy to visit in the years to come. One could also consider setting up a fundraiser to support restoration efforts on the local beach. Thanks to careless beachgoers, all the plastic waste is coming from our shores. Our sea is a victim of dirt.
Use it as a time to expand one’s knowledge and explore the subject further. There are many books and resources out there to help someone achieve this goal. The second idea is to bring a group of people together and watch a marine film on the subject to get acquainted with the concept of helping the seas.
Our message on World Oceans Day
Our message on World Oceans Day is to reaffirm our commitment to the survival and protection of the oceans and water resources. The impact of human activity on the oceans is to reach the general public and to strengthen global efforts to stabilize the oceans. Earth’s life depends on the oceans. Clean seas, aquatic life, and the planet are very important to millions of people.