Today much of the world celebrates our planet Earth. As Arthur C. Clarke noted, “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.”Since we share an interconnected planet, though, everything that each of us does for Earth Day also benefits our world’s ocean. Overconsumption, improper development, polluted runoff from farms, yards, streets and parking lots, air pollution, and climate change…these are issues that harm people, as well as our world’s ocean, which lies downstream and downwind from all of us.
Thanks to Wolcott Henry for this beautiful image of Bunaken National Marine Park, formally established in 1991 and among the first of Indonesia’s growing system of marine parks. Visit his website for additional inspirational images.