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June is World Oceans Month

June is World Oceans Month

Celebrate one of our Earth's most beautiful life sources: the ocean.

Manta Ray Mantas are the largest rays in the ocean. They look ominous but are actually gentle creatures that feed on plankton, mainly. Here, some small fishes simultaneously hitch a ride and provide the ray with a little daily cleaning. Photo: National Ocean Service

“How inappropriate to call this planet Earth, when it is quite clearly ocean.”—Arthur C. Clarke

Since oceans make up approximately 70 percent of our earth, it’s no wonder the entire world celebrates the body of water which links us all, each June. You could say that the sea has served as one of our main life sources since—well, since our planet’s very beginnings.

There’s no one way to observe World Oceans Month. If you live near the coast, head to the beach  and pick up some trash before enjoying all of your ocean related activities. If you’re landlocked, plan a trip. If you can’t get away, make a donation to the ocean benefiting foundation of your choice. Watch a good ocean documentary or movie with your family. Wear blue.