The Earth is called the water planet due to our oceans and its immense water. Life has become possible due to water. The purpose of celebrating World Ocean Day is to make continuous efforts towards saving sea-water and life.
World Ocean Day: 8th June
World Ocean Day is celebrated by the United Nations on 8th June of every year for the importance of the sea and for its protection.
The World Ocean Day concept was first proposed by the Canadian government in 1992 during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, passed by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2008. After this, the UN started celebrating World Ocean Day on 8 June every year.
Oceans provide most of the oxygen, food, air and help to stabilize our climate. There is a different world inside the sea. Oceans are home for whales, other amazing animals, and their ecosystems such as fish and other creatures.
The Oceans Ecosystem is In Danger
Today, the world’s marine environment is in danger. According to reports, marine plastic has increased significantly. Around eight million metric tons of plastic goes into the world’s oceans every year. Marine oxygen production is being threatened by increased plastic pollution in the ocean. Plastic floating in the ocean kills one million birds and more than one million sea creatures every year.
Climate change is also threatening for the oceans and the organisms present in them. A study reported that rising sea temperatures are already reducing fish populations.