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This month celebrate your connection to our ocean and its incredible diversity of plant and animal life!

Seas the Day

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Wisdom begins in wonder.


seas the day Act for the angelfish By joining a World Oceans Day (June 8) event, or organize your own special event. Invite a few friends to explore the coast, or a local body of water if you live inland, and then take the Seven C's Pledge and commit to doing more for our shared world ocean.

seas the dayTurn the tide for turtles by enjoying the great outdoors. here’s no better way to relax and to experience the wonders of nature than by immersing yourself in its sights, smells, and sounds. Wherever you live there are many ways to get outdoors and enjoy the natural world — take a trip to the beach, go for a walk or a hike, enjoy a picnic at the park, ride your bike, or take a stroll along a river, lake, or stream. Each of us is a part of the infinite web of life; while you enjoy the outdoors take a moment to think about your connections to the places you explore, and to absorb and enjoy their special qualities. Let the experience recharge you and help you commit to living as sustainably as possible.

seas the dayMake a whale of an effort by becoming familiar with your watershed. Take a few minutes to surf your watershed virtually, or better yet take a day to do some real world exploration. You can use a map to trace the water route from your home to the sea and explore the different communities, types of animals and plants, and habitats that are found along your path to the sea. Better yet, share this experience with someone else.

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If you are not yet directly receiving them, The Ocean Project has two free e-newsletters you can subscribe to and a new blog:

  • Blue Planet News to Use: for the latest ocean and conservation communications resources, updates on science, news, policy, and exciting action opportunities.

  • Seas the Day action tips: featuring a different conservation theme each month, and inspirational information and tangible ways to help.

  • Visit our new – and regularly updated – Ocean Project blog!

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  • Take the Seven C's Pledge to protect our oceans.