World Oceans Day is celebrated each June 8th. The theme this year is Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet and nothing could be more true. The ocean provides so much to the world and could provide much more in the form of wave, tidal and ocean circulation kinetic energy. The health of the world’s oceans is severely threatened by CO2 production from the burning of fossil fuels, plastic garbage and the decimation of the ocean ecosystem’s apex predator, the shark.
Some ocean facts you may not know:
- The ocean plays a critical role in regulating our weather and climate.
- More than 2.6 billion people rely on the ocean for their primary source of protein.
- 100 million sharks per year are being killed to make expensive soup.
- There are few things more peaceful than sitting watching and listening to the waves!
If you would like to learn more, I would recommend watching some of the following:
Here is the link, if you would like to rent or buy Extinction Soup: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/extinctionsoup
A short video from some of the Volvo Ocean Race teams on how much debris they see in the oceans around the world:
A great Youtube video of the Song for the Ocean by Kristin Hoffman that I listened to while writing this post – I could watch the whales all day!
A great video narrated by Ted Danson, who not only an actor but an ocean conservationist:
If you would like to learn more about World Oceans Day, please visit WorldOceansDay.org
Tracey is an accountant and entrepreneur with a passion for nature. This passion is what spurred her interest in renewable energy, and the rest is history as they say. Tracey is a principal in Energy Think Group, the publisher of Solar Thermal Magazine and Tek-Think. She is also the principal at Women's Financial Help Desk. She spends her free time in the outdoors with her horses and dogs. She loves to travel.