World Oceans Day
June 8. It’s World Oceans Day today.
It’s the global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. Returning visitors to our website and friends of ours will know that we are intrinsically linked with Project Baseline (http://www.projectbaseline.org), which is a non-profit endeavor aiming supported by volunteer divers all over the world, who help establish a baseline of the State of Health of our waters, setting up Stations and then continuously monitor Stations over time to help us, scientists and everybody else who have an interest enabling us to make observations as to any development of this state of health.
Project Baseline’s vision is to effect positive change within the world’s aquatic environments, measurable in terms of improvement within our lifetime, and to establish a permanent categorical presence across the globe.
This year’s theme for World Oceans Day is “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet” and individuals and organizations across the planet are taking action for prevention of plastic pollution in our ocean.
Plastic pollutes our planet and our oceans. Just Google “Great Pacific Garbage Patch” and get an idea for just how much plastic ends up in our ocean polluting them and putting its wildlife at risk.
As divers and boaters we see the plastic debris every time we are out too. Plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic containers and plastic everything, carelessly discarded and left in the ocean. At GlobalSubDive we support increasing awareness of the problem and hope that such increased awareness will instill changes in people’s decisions and actions.
Perhaps Jeff Bridges can illustrate this problem the best: