The Importance of Oceans

World Oceans Day has been recognised since 2002 and is celebrated on June 8th. I’m Zulah Talmadge with The Shady Pines Gazette and this is a topic our readers really like.

It’s the perfect time to learn about the oceans and their importance in our lives, and to think about what we can do to protect them and keep them clean and healthy.

Of course it’s also a great excuse to dive into a sea creature topic – particularly if you think about all the endangered species or other creatures under threat.

Think about it. The ocean controls the climate, providing heat in winter and cool air in summer. It also provides us with food and medicines as well as a way to get from one place to another. No matter where you live on the planet, even if you’re home is far from the sea, your life is dependant on the ocean!
This is what some famous people say about oceans:

“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer

“We owe it to our children to be better stewards of the environment. The alternative? – a world without whales. It’s too terrible to imagine.”        Pierce Brosnan, actor

“We know that when we protect our oceans we’re protecting our future.”
President Bill Clinton

For More on World Oceans Day along with other specials days and events in June, make sure you pick up a copy of this month’s Shady Pines Gazette.

It’s got fun stories, recipes for families on the go and a whole lot more!