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28 June 2022

Ocean exploration matters [World Oceans Day/National Ocean Month]

Although the spring semester is over for colleges and universities in the United States, the ocean-related celebrations during the month of June are an excellent reminder that when we do head back into the classroom, we should not just focus on the “what” about the ocean (what we know/don’t know), but why we need to know – as NOAA says, why ocean exploration matters.


3 November 2019

Ocean or oceans? A campaign to drop the S

Ocean literacy is key to understanding and protecting our planet. There is only one ocean and our language should reflect this. Will you join us and #droptheS? — from One Ocean


16 June 2019

The color of the year is Living Coral [World Oceans Day/National Ocean Month]

Pantone describes its 2019 color of the year as “an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.” Others feel it is “a stinging reminder of the cycle of constant growth driven by fossil fuels that’s brought the world to this point.”


8 June 2019

Focus for 2019: Gender and the Ocean [World Oceans Day]

From the United Nations: “We have an opportunity to explore the gender dimension of humankind’s relationship with the ocean. This year, we strive to build greater ocean and gender literacy, and to discover possible ways to promote gender equality in ocean-related activities such as marine scientific research, fisheries, labour at sea, migration by sea and human trafficking, as well as policy-making and management.”


8 June 2016

It’s World Oceans Day, but There is Little To Celebrate

Today is World Oceans Day, and the news about their health is downright alarming. Besides pollution from chemicals and tons of plastic, they are presently the warmest that man has ever measured, and they are getting more acidic due to the increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere. The warmth of the water has decimated Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and don’t forget the Arctic ocean …