Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Happy World Oceans Day!



We depend on the world's oceans for more than we know.   We know we like to be by the water, we know it is beautiful, but we seldom stop to think that our survival depends on the health of our waterways and that we are slowly destroying them.   Celebrate World Oceans Day by learning something new -- one way would be to check out Shellbelle's amazing post on artificial coral reefs.  Educate yourself about ongoing oil spills and think about how our dependence on oil and gas is affecting our oceans.  Learn about the melting glaciers.    Or read about the "galaxy of garbage" that floats in the Pacific Ocean,  miles and miles of the stuff, and has started to appear in our food chain.    Commit yourself to stop buying and using plastic bags and bottles.   I don't know whether we are past the tipping point, but I know that we are too close for comfort.   Please learn something today about how we are polluting and destroying the water and marine life, and do some little thing to change it.   If you don't want to do it for yourself, do it for your grandchildren, or mine.

6 comments:

Shellbelle said...

Perfect and what an inspiring post in honor of World Oceans Day!

You hit the proverbial nail on the head — do it for future generations! I couldn't imagine not having the ocean in my life and I want others to have the same. Besides, without a healthy ocean, not only will sea life suffer, so would we!

Thanks for joining the celebration and Happy World Oceans Day!

Hugs

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hey there, Happy World Oceans Day. Great post. Cheers

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Oceans day! I'm learning so much today and it's nice to visit your blog and meet you! I've done a post, too so I hope you'll stop by soon! ♥

silvia said...

Happy World Oceans Day!!
Thanks for the links to more info.
Ocean Hugs!!
Silvia

sue in mexico mo said...

Great post! I agree, we MUST take care of our oceans.

Lindsay-ann said...

Happy Oceans Day.
I enjoyed reading your post today and thanks for the great links.
Lindsay