World Oceans Day takes place on June 8 to raise awareness about the importance of the ocean and ways to protect it.

It is a time for humanity to celebrate the ocean. It connects, sustains, and supports us all. World Oceans Day highlights the importance of oceans in our lives and the need to protect them from degradation. Plastic waste found in the oceans recently has raised eyebrows and prompted calls for governments worldwide to be proactive. It is a unique opportunity not only to honor but also to conserve and protect our oceans.

Theme of World Oceans Day 2022

The theme for World Oceans Day 2022 is “Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean”.

This year’s theme is centered on the life and livelihood that the ocean sustains. In the oceans, there is a lot of plastic waste that is being disposed of, degrading the life within them and harming the ocean life.

History of World Oceans Day

The concept of World Ocean Day was first proposed at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The United Nations General Assembly established World Ocean Day in 2008, which is to be observed annually on 8 June to resolve ocean problems and to conserve ocean water.

In its resolution 63/111, the General Assembly of the United Nations officially declared the day on 8 June 2009.

Many messages are spread through social media to engage more youth in the campaign and to save ocean water.

World Oceans Day: Facts

Only 1 percent of the world’s oceans are protected.

The Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure in the world, is located in the sea. It has a length of 2,600 kilometers and can be seen from the Moon.

It is estimated that only 5% of the world’s oceans have been explored, and there is still much more to be discovered.

90 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur in the oceans.

Almost three billion people depend on the ocean for their livelihood.

Between 50 and 80 percent of all life on Earth is found in the ocean.

In addition to absorbing significant volumes of CO2, oceans contribute to the mitigation of climate change. However, rising dissolved carbon levels make saltwater more acidic.

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